Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil
Published:
June 30th 2006 by Augur Press
Goodreads Rating:
1.00
Pages:
372
Genre:
ISBN10:
0954955145
ISBN13:
9780954955144

Spiral patterns in a book, a strange tape of music from Russia, and an oddly carved walking stick all have a profound effect on a group of friends in England. Ellen is thirty-something and alone, until a chance meeting with a young widower, Adam Thomas, starts a chain of uncanny events which enthrall and endanger them both. Choice and contingency, happenstance and coincidence all blend to bring the two together, and lift the pall of loss covering their lives. A rich backdrop of music, archaeology, books and plant lore enables the author of Beyond the Veil to touch deeper issues of bereavement, friendship, illness, recovery and the impact of objects from the past on our lives. Altered states, heightened sensitivities and unseen communications are also explored, as is the nature of spiritual ecstasy, in a thoughtful novel that gives separate paths an unusual and satisfying convergence The debut novel from Mirabelle Maslin.