Confessions of X
By Suzanne Wolfe
Giving voice to one of history’s most mysterious women, this novel tells the story of Augustine of Hippo’s nameless lover, their relationship before his famous conversion and her life after his rise to fame. Before he became a father of the Christian Church, the man known to us as St. Augustine loved a women whose name has been lost to history. She met Augustine in Carthage when she was seventeen. They were together until he was forced to leave her when she was thirty years old. His Confessions show us that he never forgot her; she was the only woman he ever loved. More than historical fiction, The Confessions of X is a timeless story of love and loss in the shadow of a theological giant. It is a tale, too, of womanhood, faith, and social class at the end of antiquity.
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