The Miracles of Ordinary Menre-examines the traditional roles of priest and prophet, damned and divine, and creates something monstrous and exquisite reminiscent of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Angel’s Game, Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away, and Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle.
Published: May 2013
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
"Amanda Leduc's prose expresses beauty in melancholy circumstances. In these stories where there is always more than meets the eye, I enjoyed the mysterious twists and connections between Lilah and Sam's lives." — The Sacramento Book Review
"Leduc cleverly managers her dual narratives by unfurling them in alternating chapters that appear in descending order: the book opens with the tenth chapter and concludes with the first. This counting down suggests — as does the Judeo-Christian ethos it investigates — that the end of the story is, in fact, a new beginning." — Toronto Star
"The Miracles of Ordinary Men is darkly ambitious yet accessible, and mutable, for each reader will come to different conclusions." — Globe and Mail
"Leduc’s willingness to break narrative conventions, coupled with her precise deployment of literary and biblical allusions, allows her novel to eloquently traverse the territory between religious covenants and human aspirations." — Necessary Ficion
"A finely tuned exploration into how people live their daily lives when they are heavily invested in the realm of the spiritual." — Vancouver Sun