The Confessions of X by Suzanne M Wolfe
In this passionate historical novel, Suzanne M. Wolfe gives voice to one of history’s most mysterious women, St. Augustine’s nameless lover. She met Augustine in Carthage when she was seventeen. She was the poor daughter of a mosaic-layer; he was a promising student and heir to a fortune. His brilliance and passion intoxicated her, but his social class would be forever beyond her reach. She became his concubine, and by the time he was forced to leave her, she was thirty years old and the mother of his son. And his Confessions show us that he never forgot her. She was the only woman he ever loved.
In a society in which classes rarely mingle on equal terms, and an unwed mother can lose her son to the burgeoning career of her ambitious lover, this anonymous woman was a first-hand witness to Augustine’s anguished spiritual journey from secretive religious cultist to the celebrated Bishop of Hippo.
Suzanne M. Wolfe is a co-founder of the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society and co-founded the arts and faith journal, Image. Suzanne authored Unveiling: A Novel and co-authored the acclaimed Books That Build Character: How to Teach Your Child Moral Values Through Stories and Bless This House: Prayers For Children and Families. To follow Suzanne M. Wolfe’s literary achievements, please visit http://www.suzannemwolfe.com/.
Praise for The Confessions of X:
“…a remarkable story of forbidden love, unfathomable sacrifice and redemption of the human spirit. One of my favorite novels of the year.” – Michael Morris, award-winning author of Man in the Blue Moon, Slow Way Home, and A Place Called Wiregrass
“A gorgeous, poignant story – a journey both in time and to the soul. Wolfe’s writing is evocative, her research immaculate. I am a fan.” Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend of Sheba.
“Suzanne Wolfe gives us, in The Confessions of X, the absolute compelling story of the mysterious unnamed woman with whom Augustine spent so many formative years of his life. This is a beautiful and worthy book.” Brett Lott, New York Times bestselling author of Jewel and A Song I Knew By Heart.