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A Poet of the Invisible World

A Poet of the Invisible World

A Novel

Michael Golding



In the tradition of SIDDHARTHA by Hermann Hesse comes a new spiritual novel that is a stunning feat of storytelling and imagination. A Poet of the Invisible World follows a boy named Nouri, born in thirteenth-century Persia, with four ears instead of two. Orphaned as an infant, he's taken into a Sufi order, where he meets an assortment of dervishes and is placed upon a path toward spiritual awakening. As he stumbles from one painful experience to the next, he grows into manhood. Each trial he endures shatters another obstacle within--and leads Nouri on toward transcendence.

Lambda Literary Award - Nominee


No matter how tired they were from the week's labors, no matter how dull from too much baghali polo the night before, no matter how eager to praise God or make tea or milk the cow, there was no one in the tiny village...

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Michael Golding

Michael Golding is the author of Simple Prayers and Benjamin's Gift. He has also enjoyed success as an actor and screenwriter; his adaptation of the international best-seller Silk starred Keira Knightly and Alfred Molina. He lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California.

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