‘Strano’ Explores One Man’s Spiritual, Sexual Dilemmas

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Éamon Mathews renews marketing campaign for thought-provoking book.

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Éamon Mathews, inspired by the unfair treatment of LGBTs by the church, writes a thought-provoking novel that explored how one man reconciles the clashes of his sexual and spiritual dilemmas. “Strano” (published by Trafford Publishing) is a compelling look at a gay’s life and love and belief.

A young Irishman named Damien struggles to find a shared intimacy and a sustained loving relationship in his life. His dilemma is to reconcile his gayness with his abiding Christian beliefs – as articulated for him in the Catholic Church’s teaching. To be true to himself, he needs to be authentically gay and Christian, which, in his purview, is to be a faithful Catholic. Will his determination to get the best of both worlds build a bridge between the spiritual and the sexual?

“Primarily, a greater understanding of what it means to be gay,” said Mathews on what he wants readers to take away from his writings, “consequent on that, a greater tolerance in society for those who have a same-sex orientation.

This excerpt from the book best summarizes the book’s central theme:

“The most personal and intimate thing about me is my gay SOUL – an old name for an inner resource. Its very presence guarantees that I’m more than a salivating assemblage of social conditionings. This core is what guarantees me that, as a person with a distinctive pattern of human loving, I’m a subject of rights as well as responsibilities.”

By Éamon Mathews
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 326 pages | ISBN 9781412079303
E-Book | 326 pages | ISBN 9781412205931
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Irish author Éamon Mathews lives in the south of Ireland. He has studied and travelled extensively abroad. His academic background is in the humanities, his work-experience in teaching, counseling and writing. He is already published in (specialist) professional journals - current affairs, public morality and education. This is his début novel.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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