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ADAM OF EDEN BREAKS HIS SILENCE
A new telling of an ancient Biblical narrative
Danville, IN – Eve has just died. Adam, desiring to unburden himself, seeks out Oren of Susa, a master scribe and skeptic. Adam believes Oren has the skill to untangle the story from his memory.
In the pages of The Confessions of Adam (Bold Vision Books, ISBN 978-1946708-38-0), author David J. Marsh recasts the dramatic narrative of Genesis 2-4. Drawing on the forms in the biblical narrative and his study of the text, he has crafted a novel which vividly explores the possibilities of what the first couple may have experienced.
At his home by the sea Adam tells Oren. He speaks once and for all of what happened, unpacking the great burden of guilt and regret he carries. At first questioning the authenticity of this man and his story, Oren comes to see all he and Adam share—lost love, estranged sons, memories that must be confronted. And a Maker who knows no distance.
The elements of this universal story are all there: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, the naming of the animals, the introduction of Eve to Adam, the eating of the forbidden fruit, the first murder and its aftermath—layers of story textured with surprising detail—noteworthy craft, particularly for a debut novel.
Carol Kent, speaker and author of When I Lay My Isaac Down, says, “Creative. Compassionate. Compelling. David Marsh poignantly captures the regrets and triumphs of the human condition by telling the story of Adam. If you’ve ever speculated about what it might have been like to walk and talk with God, or how long it took to name the animals, or what the first man thought when he saw the first woman, or how they handled the birth of their first child, you’ll find this book a fascinating read. It will draw you in and capture your imagination from the very beginning. When The Confessions of Adam ended, I was wishing for more.”
David J. Marsh holds a BS in Communications from Grace College, Winona Lake, IN and an MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University, Indianapolis. Dave’s work has been recognized by or appeared in Utmost, Booth Online, NoiseMedium, and Fixional. Dave facilitates the Westside Writers’ Workshop and twice monthly he posts a column on the craft of fiction called “Revel and Rant” at www.davidjmarsh.com.
Bold Vision Books is a traditional Christian book publisher located in Friendswood, Texas. Learn more about Bold Vision Books at www.boldvisionbooks.com.