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Marie Howe (Author, Sarah Lawrence College)

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“Howe’s gift is to render ordinary moments as bright epiphanies. Magdalene resounds with insight, a book for the ages.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a contemporary landscape—hailing a cab, raising a child, listening to news on the radio. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator of Magdalene yearns for the guidance of her spiritual teacher, a Christ figure, whose death she continues to grieve. Erotic, spirited, and searching for meaning, she is a woman striving to be the subject of her own life, fully human and alive to the sacred in the mortal world.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming August 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35603-8
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 96 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverMagdalene: Poems


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  1. Book CoverThe Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems


  2. Book CoverWhat the Living Do: Poems