Parnassus Books is delighted to welcome Jamie Quatro as she reads from and signs her novel Fire Sermon.
Jamie Quatro’s remarkable first book of stories, I Want to Show You More, published to spectacular reviews, announcing her arrival to American letters as “a writer of great originality” (New York Times Book Review). Now, with her debut novel, Fire Sermon, Quatro delivers a startlingly unique portrait of an obsession and the complexities of a marriage.
Married twenty years to Thomas and living in Nashville with their two children, Maggie is drawn ineluctably into a passionate affair while still fiercely committed to her husband and family. What begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James, gradually transforms into an emotional and erotically-charged bond that challenges Maggie’s sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire.
Jamie Quatro’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, VICE, The New York Times Book Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. A Contributing Editor at Oxford American, Quatro teaches in the MFA program at Sewanee, The University of the South, and lives with her husband and four children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.