Blood for Freedom

A Novel

by J. P. Piché



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/26/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781490790954
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781490790961
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781490790978

About the Book

For Paul Desilets, the suicide of his twin brother will mean a constant state of mental paralysis unless he finds a new vision of life and gains deeper insight into himself. After several months of spiritual retreat in a monastery, he decides to serve as a lay missionary among the Maya people of Guatemala. Soon after, he is sent to a small parish to help missionary priest Father John Callaghan fulfill his last assignment. Fascinated by the pre-Columbian spiritual and cultural traditions that still survive among the Mayas, Desilets gains valuable insights into their unique way of knowing about the world and human experience. But after just eighteen months of working with the Mayas, he finds himself caught in the midst of mounting political tensions when the fragile bridge between the indigenous population and the Ladino rulers threatens to collapse. Now it may not be enough to just live with the oppressed. He may also have to be willing to sacrifice his life for them. Will he be able to achieve his mission in a country run by a dictatorship and where foreign missionaries are suspected of having links with leftist organizations?

About the Author

J. P. Piché was born in Montreal, Canada. After studying communication and cinema at the Université du Québec in Montreal, he worked in the film and television industry for more than twenty-five years. As an independent filmmaker, Piché produced and directed the critically acclaimed feature film, Sadhana—Back to the Source ( Blood for Freedom is his debut novel.