Monday, December 26, 2011

Forbidden loves destined to collide, drawn together by fate, torn apart by war, forced to confront their darkest fears. Only the secrets of a sage can unite them and reveal the truth. Inspired by true events and a postcard found in a museum, The Purpose, is the first novel set in the wake of Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust, a journey awash in mystical love.

It is 1941. Davie, is a downed American pilot with a secret mission and Leah, the leader of a band of partisans who save him in the Panerai forest on the outskirts of Vilnius. Hunting them is the ruthless Algimantas Lutikis, leader of the SS sanctioned Lithuanian Ypatingas Burys death-squad.

Worlds apart, evading capture in the brutal conflict, there is only one thing the wild American and the beautiful leader cannot escape ... each other. Their only hope are the lost secrets of the great sage and his words that could save them. But first, they must decipher their meaning, as the the hidden providence of the world rests unknowingly on their shoulders. With the Ypatingas Burys on their heals, only the secrets of the Gra can help them survive.

The Purpose is an adventure for those souls who know that darkness is the absence of light. It is a mystical exploration into the depths of human nature in a story that will touch the hearts of those who are interested in the mysteries of love and war ...

Praise for The Purpose:
The poetic narrative is written in a style remnant of some of the best authors of the last century, namely Michael Ondaatje; additionally, a feminine quality to Abraham’s diction and syntax, similar to Barbara Kingsolver’s writing, only adds to the beauty of the narrative and the love story at the core of the novel. This is a love story that should not be over-sentimentalised, nor should its sentiment be trivialised. I feel that Abraham handles this balance adeptly, and this is one of the major strengths of the narrative. Finally, there are a few action scenes and moments of conspiracy and mystery that create heightened tension within both narrative and reader, and the ability of Abraham to weave a story of both fact and fiction into a highly plausible plot can be compared to the similar ability of the late Stieg Larsson.

- Claire Strombeck

1 comment:

  1. I would like to ask whether you speak Lithuania, and also the first/primary sources for your information that so many Lithuanians murdered Jews. I would appreciate if you could respond to me at: Thank you! Michele Gavron