Richard Payment is the author of FOR WANT OF WONDERS, a novel that gently reminds us that there is more to life than the mundane.
What if a boy of ten had a glimpse of the fantastic? If, for a moment, he saw beyond the pale tones of his own life and witnessed the wonders beyond, would deeper desires and seeking be awakened? Would such a brief glimpse be enough to change the course of a life?
FOR WANT OF WONDERS poses these questions. It is a novel that asks us to evaluate our own understanding of truth and meaning. The want is the thing that drives. The wonders are what makes it all worthwhile.
Richard Payment lives in Vancouver Canada. He is a film librarian at the University of British Columbia, where he also studied creative writing and film production.
He is the editor of The Divine Cool Breeze magazine and the book Journey Within, both chronicles of spiritual seeking and guides to our inner self.