Innocence

A Novel

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Book Description

A beautifully written book set in Marin County, Innocence is a philosophical novel that follows John Gegenuber, a former Episcopal priest who has given up his parish and vocation to become a real estate agent. After having corrective surgery for a cleft palate, John has been invited to go on a romantic weekend trip to a secluded country estate with Thalia, a young woman who has undergone the same cosmetic surgery.

Their transformational weekend together is tested in the sudden and premature labor of a young pregnant woman who lives at the estate. Stranded with only common sense to guide them, faith and instinct become paramount for the mother and her newborn.

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Praise for Innocence

"Confronting issues of identity, compassion, desire, and redemption, Jones' sublimely contemplative novel vibrates with a subtle current of menace and foreboding."—Booklist

"A characteristically quirky fourth novel from Jones.... Body and soul get equal consideration in a novel that confounds expectations of what will be revealed and concealed; perverse, perhaps, but undeniably piquant." —Kirkus Reviews