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Heaven Lake

By John Dalton

Heaven Lake
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2004,
    451 pages.
    Paperback: Mar 2005,
    464 pages.

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A noteworthy first novel by a writer to watch

From the book jacket: Naive Vincent Saunders has graduated from college, left his small hometown in Illinois, and arrived in Taiwan as a Christian volunteer. After opening a ministry house, he meets a wealthy Taiwanese businessman, Mr. Gwa, who tells Vincent that on his far travels to western China he has discovered a beautiful young woman living near the famous landmark Heaven Lake. In exchange for a sum of money, will Vincent travel to China on Gwa's behalf, take part in a counterfeit marriage, and bring her back to Taiwan for Gwa to marry legitimately?  

Vincent initially says no but before long an ill-advised relationship with a local girl forces him to abandon the ministry house and sends him on a path toward spiritual reckoning - it also causes him to reconsider Gwa's extraordinary proposition.  As Vincent travels further into China his journey ...

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