Strange Conceit takes place in a Mexican tourist town. It weaves together the narratives of a broken-down priest who has just lost his wife, a mysterious and protective black dog, an adolescent young man convinced that the world is meaningless, a teenage girl lost in literature, a young Mexican boy who loves her from afar, a renegade bootlegger in a wheelchair, an obese bookseller, a man who may or may not be an angel, and a parrot of above average intelligence. Told from the shifting points of view of several different main characters, Strange Conceit examines issues of despair, free will, hope, and mystery.
George Timothy was educated at St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM, a great books program. He has had a long and varied work history including, among other things, stints as a fast food cashier, IT consultant, overnight grocery stocker, and accountant. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife and two boys. When not holed up in the basement with his typewriter, he enjoys playing guitar, reading, carpentry, and creating culinary delights for his family.