Myles Connolly's favourite of his five books was Dan England and the Noonday Devil. Indeed, with the profound philosophic sensibility and acute creative vision that distinguished Connolly's skill in the exceptional Mr. Blue shining even brighter here, it's easy to see why. Dan England is a cheerful and magnanimous man whose life's work is to build friendships and convey joy. Dan has complete faith in his comrades' ability to achieve the heroic heights of sainthood, but he is plagued by uncertainties as he faces the most insidious of foes: acedia, or the "noonday devil." Take a look and read. Dan England and the Noonday Devil may become your new favourite Myles Connolly novel.
“With its focus on fatherhood and servant leadership, Connolly’s Dan England and the Noonday Devil raises themes both universal and of immediate import.” ~Paul Almonte, St. Peter's College
Paperback, 316 pages.