“In this novel, McDowell expertly drills deep into the core of humanity and exposes a raw nerve—a painful discovery, but not without purpose…it addresses a question we all face at some point in our life: is there any beauty to be found in a dark place?”
Linda Marie Zupancic
Writer, editor, B.C., Canada
“…based on a true story, Onesimus is a Roman slave who is willing to do questionable acts for freedom of body and soul. But he finds himself on a journey that will test his courage, challenge his view of society, and force him to decide what ‘freedom’ really means.” (Jon Sparks, Historical Fiction Review)
The ancient city of Rome and the novel Onesimus The city of Rome looms large in the setting of my upcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Christianity in the Roman Empire. The city was known as Caput Mundi: the head of the world. To a Roman citizen, Rome was the head...
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