John Cantwell is the author of Miracle on San Jaime aka The Awakening. This is an AI-generated photo
Four ground-breaking, critically acclaimed literary novels, lost for decades, now back in print and in one ebook edition for the first time.
A Wind is Rising by William Russell * The Awakening by John Cantwell * Beyond Defeat by Hans Werner Richter * The Long Way North by Jim Bosworth
Robert Clover, a devout Catholic, haunted by a shattered marriage and the shame of his own sterility, journeys to the Mediterranean island of San Jaime, where he hopes a miracle will cure his infertility. While there, he's befriended by Buck, a Canadian writer who is battling his homosexual yearnings by bedding any woman on the island he can find. Robert soon falls passionately in love with Nieves, a twenty-year-old housekeeper, and when she becomes pregnant, he believes his miracle has been granted...or has it? While Buck, unable to ignore his desires, falls for Paco, a local man, and is targeted for blackmail.