Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) April 22, 2005
Bestselling author Craig Hickman will discuss Fumbling Toward Divinity, a one-of-a-kind, ambitious, and stunning new memoir, on Linda HammerÂs Internet radio show, http://www.the-seeker.com, Friday, April 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., EDT. The show will be broadcast simultaneously on WTMY 1280 AM in Sarasota, Florida.
Imagine growing up and having to witness your doctor mark large black XÂs through your medical file under the family history section because you have no idea what conditions or diseases run in your bloodline. Imagine living most of your life without ever seeing anyone who looked like you. Imagine that when you are finally old enough to get some information about where you came from, your file resembles a classified FBI document littered with long black streaks that render your born identity anonymous.
In this gripping and intimate memoir, Craig Hickman heeds the signs of his life and journeys into uncharted waters. After five years of searching, he shows up unannounced on his birth motherÂs doorstep. CraigÂs parents and sister are supportive of his search, as is Job, the Dutchman with whom Craig has shared the last four years of his life. Jennifer, a devout Seventh-Day Adventist, happy that her son has found her, attempts to allay her guilt and shame for giving him up and tries to make up for lost time. After all, she believes her son loves men because she abandoned him at birth.
Borrowing from ancient oral traditions, the story is told primarily in the third person whereby the telling of the story becomes part of the story itself. Set primarily in Milwaukee and BostonÂwith stops in Atlanta, St. Louis, Alabama, Maine, Ohio, and WyomingÂand peopled with unforgettable characters, Fumbling Toward Divinity weaves together several compelling lives and relationships in an unputdownable read. From the opening pages to the poignant conclusion, Craig Hickman re-invents the memoir and proves himself a master storyteller.
Part mystery, part history, part family saga, part divinationÂall of it trueÂFumbling Toward Divinity bears witness to the transcendent power of spirit and love in an age of terror and madness. It delivers an emotional intensity that fictionÂby comparisonÂcan hope to achieve.
The book is available at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and your favorite bookstore. Autographed copies can be purchased at http://hometown.aol.com/abcfarmbooks.
About The Author
Craig Hickman is a poet, performance artist, cultural activist, and author of The Language of Mirrors and the bestseller Rituals: Poetry and Prose. He is the biological great grandson of Madree Penn White, national co-founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. He received his bachelorÂs degree from Harvard University. He is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant, a James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, and a Gertrude Johnson Williams Literary Award from Ebony magazine. His solo performance skin & ornaments has been staged all over the country. He appeared in the film ÂNever Met Picasso,Â starring Alexis Arquette and Margot Kidder. An open records advocate, he is also a member of ACCESS 2006, a grassroots effort dedicated to passing legislation allowing adult adoptees born in Maine access to their original birth certificates. He lives in Maine and Massachusetts. Visit http://hometown.aol.com/craighickman.
About The Program
The Seeker is a free, multifaceted organization that helps people find missing friends and relatives through a website, a magazine, a flyer, a newspaper column, a radio show, and LIVE local presentations over the years. Visit http://www.the-seeker.com for more information.
Brilliantly blessed are those who forgive themselves, for they will be able to forgive all others their greatest wrongdoings.
Brilliantly blessed are those who walk with courage through the depths of their own sorrow, for they will walk also through the greatest joy and their Spirits will grow exponentially; for them, a healing will come.
Brilliantly blessed are those who share what they have with those who have not, for their generosity will be rewarded with even more to share.
Brilliantly blessed are those who seek perfection not in people or things, but in the process of Loving itself, for they shall possess clarity of insight.
Brilliantly blessed are those who walk with courage through the depths of their own fear, for they will Love from the bottom of their hearts.
Brilliantly blessed are those who belong to the trees and the animals, for their voices will grow plants like the sun and their kindness will kill the anger of strangers.
Brilliantly blessed are those who strive to create unity out of vast diversity, for they will experience Heaven on earth.
Excerpted from "Fumbling Toward Divinity" by Craig Hickman. Copyright Â© 2005 by Craig Hickman. Excerpted by permission of Annabessacook Farm. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.