Grace

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“The reason why Calvin Baker is one of my favorite living writers is that he works in a rarefied strain of literature whose practitioners include Faulkner and Morrison, Calvino and Cormack McCarthy: allegorists whose stories are tinged by parable and psalm even as their sensibility remains keenly attuned to the avant garde. Grace is a tale of existential isolation juxtaposed against a sense of interpersonal connection that borders on the Brahmanic. The perfectly balanced counterpoint produces a book so universal and timeless you could almost believe it had been unearthed from a medieval crypt, even as its critical but always compassionate observation of human folly positions it squarely within the increasingly fractious ethnic, cultural, and sexual paradigms of the postmodern world.” – Dale Peck, author of Visions and Revisions and The Garden of Lost and Found

“In his long-awaited and brilliant new novel, Calvin Baker offers us the soul-enlarging story of one man’s quest for love and understanding that takes him to all corners of the globe. A tale that blends exquisite language and profound insight in a way that only Baker could have written.” – Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank

“Global, personal, and finally transcendental, Grace involves us completely in its hero’s extraordinary quest for meaning.  Calvin Baker has written a wonderful and deeply affecting novel.” – Joesph O’Neill, author of Netherland