Blurb for Wisdom of Ashes
Jonathan Kline’s Wisdom of Ashes is lagniappe for readers who know New Orleans intimately and for those who hunger for the carnivalesque secrets of the city. The novel echoes the realism of Honoré de Balzac, Mark Twain, and Flannery O’Connor; its texture is blessed by Saint Dymphna. Kline portrays his visions of the city’s time, characters, climates, and rhythms with remarkable distinction.
Jerry W. Ward, Jr., author of THE KATRINA PAPERS: A Journal of Trauma and Recovery