A Glass Darkly

Forthcoming Novel by Jean Goulden

Wow! Writing A Glass Darkly has given me new respect for novelists.

Perhaps there’s a technique, a formula, a secret I don’t know that causes the plot to flow, the characters dart alive, the tension screech.

For me, writing A Glass Darkly  is a labor of love – with the emphasis on labor! It’s a novel that explores identity, and it has certainly made me confront my own. What does it mean to be a writer? Am I content writing as  a technician within a limited range? 

No! No! No!

A Glass Darkly is my response to that resounding no!

Exploring who we are in changing contexts with sensitivity and humor, it challenges us to a deeper understanding of how to live, labor and love.

A Glass Darkly is expected to be published with Transcendent Publishing in late spring or early summer 2024.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

From dictionary.com:
To see “through a glass” — a mirror — “darkly” is
to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality. The expression comes from the writings of the Apostle Paul; he explains that we do not now see clearly, but at the end of time, we will do so.

Glen Lenox looks into a mirror and wonders who he is. A Glass Darkly invites the reader to explore who is reflected in their mirror, and why. In a sensitive tale shot with humor, sadness and even despair, Jean Goulden reflects on themes of identity, courage and compassion.  It’s a compelling, tender journey into the quivering heart of family relationships.