About

About

The Saint I Ain't is a coming of age journey chronicled through brief, poignant stories. It is told in the voice of a first-person narrator, who experiences the full spectrum of human rites of passage, from early childhood through high school.

Using dark humor and wry cultural references from the 1970s, the protagonist illustrates a development which is interrupted and complicated by various incidents of trauma yet is marked by his resilience and search for a sense of purpose. This persistence is gleaned from both his musical ambition and a simple desire to sustain long enough to escape his circumstances, before they are allowed to fully consume him.

It is a story of finding levity, hope, grace, and absolution in the most unlikely of places, and from the most unlikely of sources: within himself.