Gritty noir mixes violently with the paranormal in Adam Connell’s Lay Saints, a tale of two rival crews of telepaths seeking mental control of the New York City’s Council Speaker to ensure his vote on a key issue. Kirkus spoke with Connell about religion, crossing genres, the City and the self-publishing process.
Why title the book Lay Saints?
Late in the novel one of the characters says of the Church, “They have faith in miracles, and we perform little ones, don’t we?”
In Roman Catholicism, the anointment of sainthood is predicated in part on proof of miracles ...
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