Debut Novel By Local Author Jamie Quatro Launches With Star Line Books

Monday, January 8, 2018
Jamie Quatro
Jamie Quatro

Star Line Books and the Southern Lit Alliance will host the launch of Jamie Quatro's debut novel, Fire Sermon. Ms. Quatro will be in conversation with Dr. John Grammar, director of the Sewanee School of Letters, on Thursday, Jan. 11, beginning a 7 p.m. at the Art’s Build Building, 301 E. 11th St. 

Fire Sermon will be available for purchase at Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. on Jan. 9 and available for pre-order beginning the first of the year, as well as available for purchase the evening of the launch. 

Review for Jamie Quatro and Fire Sermon: 

Ms. Quatro’s remarkable first book of stories, I Want to Show You More, published to spectacular reviews, announcing her arrival to American letters as “a writer of great originality” (New York Times Book Review). Now, with her debut novel, Fire Sermon, Quatro delivers a startlingly unique portrait of an obsession and the complexities of a marriage. 

Married 20 years to Thomas and living in Nashville with their two children, Maggie is drawn ineluctably into a passionate affair while still fiercely committed to her husband and family. What begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James, gradually transforms into an emotional and erotically-charged bond that challenges Maggie’s sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire.

Using an array of narrative techniques and written in spare, elegant prose, Ms. Quatro gives us a
compelling account of one woman’s emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual yearnings—unveiling the impulses and contradictions that reside in us all. Fire Sermon is an unflinchingly honest and formally daring debut novel from a writer of enormous talent.


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