Scribe acquires Louise Omer memoir ‘Holy Woman’
Scribe has acquired world rights to a memoir about ‘faith, feminist spirituality, and a search for meaning’ by writer and critic Louise Omer, via Jane Novak of Jane Novak Literary Agency.
Titled Holy Woman, the memoir explores Omer’s past as a Pentecostal preacher, her loss of faith after the dissolution of her marriage, and her questioning of what it means to be female in a religion that worships a male god. Omer left her church and home, and began a pilgrimage to ask women around the world: how can we exist in patriarchal religion? And can a woman be holy? Combining travel writing, feminist theology, and psychogeography, Holy Woman interrogates modern religion and offers a personal exploration of spiritual life under patriarchy.
Associate publisher Marika Webb-Pullman said: ‘Louise brings an utterly unique perspective to the questions she’s asking in Holy Woman, and it was one of the things that drew me to her work. I’m looking forward to the many fascinating and challenging conversations we’re going to have as the book takes shape.’