In contemporary America, a lonely young woman finds the power to work miracles.
Christina Elizabeth Willoughby is a rudderless university graduate whose very small life takes on cosmic significance when she finds that she has a miraculous gift. Her drive to exercise this talent makes her an object of fascination, first to a handful of needy people, then to the tabloids, and finally to the skeptical mainstream press, until she finds herself at the center of a maelstrom, pursued by a motley parade of cranks and kooks.
As she collides with frenzied reporters, megalomaniacal cultists, rioting supplicants, and would-be copycats, the ecstasy she finds in working miracles gives way to a gnawing fear that she’s unworthy of her talent. The story of her all-but-futile struggle to live up to her gift is both a portrait of the creative personality and an intimate character study of a brilliant, endearingly diffident woman—one who is too shy for her destiny, but too luminous to stay hidden for long.
The novel is complete at 73,000 words, but only the first 3 chapters are posted here.