"Australian novelist Alan Clay breaks the mould of traditional romance to
make it an art of creation, in Believers in Love. The light tone of the narrative belies
the profound observations of life, art and love. Delightful anecdotes interspersed amid
the narrative voices, keep the pace moving, and the shifting points of view become a
voyage of discovery. Believers in Love is a powerfully creative work, with prose that
sings like poetry. Beautifully told and evocatively rendered, Believers in Love comes very
highly recommended." more..,
Sax and his daughter, Sarah, make sand sculptures and live in the
"now" moment, and then begin to play a game - to do the opposite of everything
they normally do and see what magic happens. Interwoven in this flowing tale are brief
excerpts of stories that one would call wisdom or, more exactly, koans, for the reader's
reflection, and perhaps even meditation. Light and yet profound, this novel is a most
unusual find which all will enjoy and savor, long after the last page is turned. Art and
living may be treasured repeatedly, but must yield to the next magical moment!"
"When picking up his daughter at school, Sax proposes a game for the weekend where
they won't do anything they would normally do. With this game plan, father and daughter
start out on an adventure that leads them to New Zealand, as well as to their hearts. With
trust and innocence, they begin to celebrate life and, bound by love, start seeing life's
miracles. Using short chapters told from the character's varying voices, Clay brings the
reader along in the magic of the adventure. Seeing things from each viewpoint propels the
reader into the enjoyable magic of both the outer and inner journey."
GWN Book Reviews
"Believers in Love is a delightful romance between two artists. One
is a sand sculptor, and the other a chalk artist. This adult romance is unique in its
philosophical intermissions between chapters, but leaves all questions unanswered. Through
the medium of a romance, the author brings life-questions to light, yet never attempts to
answer the unanswerable questions. Though this twist adds life and distinctiveness to the
book, it also leaves the reader wanting and clutching for answers."
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