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The Church of Our Blessed Redeemer Who Walked Upon the Waters

By Preston L. Allen

Abstract

The Church of Our Blessed Redeemer Who Walked Upon the Waters is a collection of short stories about Elwyn Parker, a devout pianist who becomes a worldly car salesman. \u22Thirty Fingers,\u22 \u22My Father\u27s Business,\u22 and \u22Apostate\u22 introduce Elwyn, a saint at church and a trouble-making evangelist at school, who nevertheless finds himself in a love affair with an older woman, Sister Morrisohn. In \u22Captivity,\u22 Elwyn, a college freshman, experiences worldliness, then grows to resent and ultimately reject Sister Morrisohn. In \u22The Leap,\u22 Elwyn is back at the piano, but unemployed and unhappily married. He finds comfort only in his decade-old affair. In \u22The Lord of Travel,\u22 Elwyn, a car salesman, appears bereft of his former morals until he hoodwinks Ida, who reminds him of the now deceased Sister Morrisohn. Elwyn repairs Ida\u27s car, redeeming himself in the process

Topics: Creative Writing
Publisher: FIU Digital Commons
Year: 1994
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.fiu.edu:etd-2183

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