Beating the Drums
Beating the Drums is a wonderful fictional evocation not only of narratorial voices but also of religious callings as both teachers and students at St. Ignatius Mission consider the vocations of academics, professional, domestic and religious life. All these deliberations happen under the direction of Francesco DiPaolo, as the focaliser of the narrative and as a participatory character, a Canadian teacher on exchange at St. Ignatius. Under Francesco's direction, the reader moves in and out of characters' dialogue at just the right moments, and the characters learn to discern their vocations
from amidst the many competing calls of the World.
(From the Foreword)
This is a novel for mature Christian readers and all lovers of good and clean literature.