Before he became the sainted church father of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo began a love affair with a young woman whose name has been lost to history. They were together for over thirteen years, and she bore him a son. This is her story.
She met Augustine in Carthage when she was just seventeen
years old. She was the daughter of a tile-layer. He was a student and
the heir to a fortune. They fell in love, despite her lower station and
Augustine’s dreams of greatness. Their passion was strong, but the only
position in his life that was available to her was as his concubine.
When Augustine’s ambition and family compelled him to disown his
relationship with the her, X was thrust into a devastating reality as
she was torn from her son and sent away to her native Africa.
reflection of what it means to love and lose, this novel paints a
gripping and raw portrait of ancient culture, appealing to historical
fiction fans while deftly exploring one woman’s search for identity and
happiness within very limited circumstances