Holy Emotions

      Vincent de Paul
Holy Emotions

Holy Emotions is collection of the heart's innocent cravings: desires, feelings, and emotions that the lover experiences. It is an exploration of Love—an emotion of immense joy yet great sorrow—and the emotions that come with it—joy, happiness, betrayal, hurt and sorrowA retired sports’ journalist who we come to know only by his nickname, ‘Lumpy’, decides to tell the life story of one of his earliest and most interesting friends, Robbie Sparrow. The writer is caught in a dilemma; should he ‘tell it like it was’, or sanitise a life for a more palatable product. After consultation with the subject of the proposed book, ‘Lumpy’ finally decides to recount the story ‘warts and all’. So we share Robbie’s naughty, and sometimes wicked childhood, his adventurous and experimental teenage years, and the early part of his working life, which sees him fishing commercially up and down the West Australian coast. The last fishing trip results in a period of incarceration in Fremantle Gaol. Called up for National Service, Robbie subsequently does a year-long tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon his return he retreats to a bush block in the great southern of Western Australia. ‘Lumpy’ helps his friend develop the block and build his house, and meets Angela for the first time. Then with commitments at two America’s Cups, ‘Lumpy’ and Robbie lose touch. When there is a ‘twitch on the thread’ everything has changed, and not for the better. A previous ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ between Robbie and Cliff Birmingham, honoured years before, is now paid back in spades, and Robbie Sparrow has some ‘golden years’, and a positive influence on some young lives. ‘Lumpy’ gets an ending to his book, but it really wasn’t the one he wanted.
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    First Words

      Vincent de Paul
First Words

First Words is a 2010 Nairobi International Book Fair (NIBF) Literary Awards winning collection of poems that would ring, reverberate and ricochet long after you have heard them—the inner self seeking your attention and begging to be listened.First Words addresses a wide range of issues from societal maladies and politics to culture and interpersonal relationships.First Words is a 2010 Nairobi International Book Fair (NIBF) Literary Awards winning collection of poems that would ring, reverberate and ricochet long after you have heard them—the inner self seeking your attention and begging to be listened.First Words addresses a wide range of issues from societal maladies and politics to culture and interpersonal relationships.These are Vincent de Paul’s first words to the world as he revokes vices, condemns and rights a society he sees doomed to damnation.
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