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A Time Of Troubles: In Search of the Divine Feminine By William Francis Jack
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David Alexander, an American professor of Russian, is called to task about an offhand remark he made concerning Tsar Boris Godunov, an historical figure portrayed as a villain and prince-murderer in... More > history, as well as in literature and opera. David’s remark precipitates an academic dispute, and his teaching job is on the line. So is his historical research into Russia’s Cult of Sophia, which is part of the religious ideal of The Divine Feminine. His research takes him back to the early 1600’s, and he and a Soviet archivist colleague chance upon long-concealed letters written by three Orthodox monks. The hunt is on for the long-suppressed mystical papers to which these monks refer. William Jack has an MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature, with a specialization in Russian literature, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor< Less
The Deal Makers By William Francis Jack
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Daisy Lohman just started law school and has a job as a paralegal with the city's most prestigious law firm at the best time -- Two foreign investors arrive to sink big money into her home town, and... More > her law firm will represent them. Soon her life will be filled with order, precision, and honorable people. Right.< Less
The Greatest Vice By William Francis Jack
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Professor Matthew Eastman walks into his office one afternoon and suddenly discovers that he's "forgotten" a year of his life. It is now 2005, but he doesn't remember anything from 2004. A... More > therapist pulls him through his life, crisis-by-crisis and sin-by-sin, until they reach 2004. That was the year when he began researching a Russian novel that includes elements of black magic. That book, "The Master and Margarita," slowly takes over his life and steers him towards where he doesn't want to go, to an affair with a student that he doesn't want to remember.< Less
Lost in the Fortress of Saints Peter and Paul By William Francis Jack
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In the dark nights of the Cold War, and two years after Soviet tanks rumbled into Prague, a group of American undergraduates is allowed to study at Leningrad State University. Soviet students, not... More > used to seeing foreigners, fear, admire, love, or despise them. This story has enough heroes, villains, victims, romances, subplots, and symbols to qualify as a Russian-style novel.< Less
The Greatest of Vices By William Francis Jack
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Professor Matthew Eastman walks into his office one afternoon and suddenly discovers that he's "forgotten" a year of his life. It is now 2005, but he doesn't remember anything from 2004. ... More > A therapist pulls him through his life, crisis-by-crisis and sin-by-sin, until they reach 2004. That was the year when he began researching a Russian novel that includes elements of black magic. That book, "The Master and Margarita," slowly takes over his life and steers him towards where he doesn't want to go, an affair with a student that he doesn't want to remember.< Less
Beware the Barbarians and Please Don't Suffer the Little Children By William Francis Jack
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[Updated and replaced by "Alter Boy Rules.] An irreverent, pagan altar boy, thirteen years old, is sexually abused by a priest in 1958, in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The boy is... More > determined to move on, without help, in his fun life. The novel has been called "outrageously funny, tragic, blasphemous, heart-breaking, darkly satirical, and ultimately uplifting: A story about human resilience and the healing power of love." William Francis Jack, once an altar boy, lives in his hometown, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He's lived in warmer places, such as Hawaii, California, and Texas. He prefers Minnesota. The world is never quieter than when it's snowing, and a fresh-fallen snow smooths out all rough edges. He has worked as a professor of Russian literature, a lawyer, a research law librarian, and a waiter. His favorite career is the last one. At age 73, he is the father of three teenagers, whom he loves as much as any father can love his children, which is a lot.< Less
Beware the Visored Visigoths, and Please Don't Suffer the Little Children By William Francis Jack
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[Updated and replaced by "Alter Boy Rules.] What happens with an irreverent, bemused, pagan seventh-grade altar boy in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1958, when a priest sexually... More > abuses him? Warning: If you’re a devout anything, it’s probably best not to read beyond page three if you don’t want to encounter blasphemous satire. Or perhaps you should stop reading three pages earlier. You’ve been warned, politely and respectfully. The novel is tragic, satirical, enraging, and, ultimately (I hope) uplifting< Less
Beware the Visored Visigoths, And Please Don't Suffer the Little Children By William Francis Jack
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[Updated and replaced by "Alter Boy Rules."]When your world keeps turning upside-down, the trick is staying on top. A priest sexually molests Andrew Fisher, an orphan living with his... More > grandfather (who drinks more than he should and who loses more jobs than he gets). Andrew is world-wise, finds humor in almost everything, a smooth way out of any situation. Can he get back to the top? Yes. He’ll find a way all on his own. The novel has been called "wickedly funny...tragic...blasphemous...heart-breaking...darkly satirical, and ultimately uplifting...a coming-of-age story about human resilience and the healing power of love."< Less
Alter Boy Rules By William Francis Jack
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When your world keeps turning upside-down, the trick is staying on top. A priest sexually molests Andrew Fisher, an orphan living with his grandfather (who drinks more than he should and who loses... More > more jobs than he gets). Andrew is world-wise, finds humor in almost everything, a smooth way out of any situation. Can he get back to the top? Yes. He’ll find a way all on his own. The novel has been called "wickedly funny...tragic...blasphemous...heart-breaking...darkly satirical, and ultimately uplifting...a coming-of-age story about human resilience and the healing power of love." the healing power of love."< Less
Beware the Barbarians and Please Don't Suffer the Little Children By William Francis Jack
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[Updated and replaced by "Alter Boy Rules."] An irreverent, bemused, pagan altar boy, thirteen years old, is sexually abused by a priest in 1958, in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul,... More > Minnesota. He's determined to move on and live the fun way he's always lived. The novel has been called "outrageously funny, tragic, blasphemous, heart-breaking, darkly satirical, and ultimately uplifting....A story about human resilience and the healing power of love."< Less

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