Glamorous Powers

Glamorous Powers

Susan Howatch


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The time is 1940. Jonathan Darrow is an Anglican priest when he receives a shattering vision and knows he must leave the monastery that has been his home for seventeen years. As he plunges into the temptations of the real world, a crisis sends him into the labyrinth of his past to pluck out the buried truth beneath the deceptions he has been living through.

Praise for Glamorous Powers

“Fascinating . . . convincing . . . believable.”Newsday

“Mesmerizing . . . holds the reader riveted.”The Washington Post

“Intriguing and wholly involving . . . Darrow is a willful, proud, manipulative man, struggling to subdue his tempestuous character. . . . The resulting crisis—in which Darrow finally faces the necessary process of uncovering deeply buried pain—underlines Ms. Howatch's concern with the continual play of light and dark in the human spirit.”The New York Times Book Review

“Gripping . . . You'll be quite transported. You'll also discover one of the most original novelists writing today.”Cosmopolitan

“Howatch is skillful at plot development and deftly handles [her] subject. . . . Her grasp of psychic experiences and the inner struggle between the urge to do spiritual good and the temptation to exert control make for an engrossing read.”New York Daily News

“Wise, witty . . . Holds the reader spellbound.”Publishers Weekly


Susan Howatch:
Susan Howatch was born in Surrey. After getting a degree in law, she emigrated to America, where she married, had a daughter, and embarked on a career as a writer. When she eventually left the United States, she lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. She spent time in Salisbury—which was the inspiration for her Starbridge sequence of novels—and now lives in London.