William Davey’s literary prowess is well know in Western Europe and the Pacific rim. He has been called “an extraordinary writer” in France and “a lion with a heart” in England. Son of renowned painter Randall Davey, he was educated at Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, New York University and the Sorbonne. He has been a high-goal polo player, an army instructor of horsemanship at Fort Riley, a commando during WWII in the First Special Service Force on which the Green Berets now fashion themselves, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and the U. S. Chess Association. He has published three novels, a volume of short stories, and three volumes of poetry
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The Trial of Pythagoras & Other Poems
A formidable sequence of poems in a variety of poetic styles, which cast an ironic and penetrating eye upon the vision that science, and particularly mathematics, can explain all of the great mysteries of the universe.
The Angry Dust
Prescott Barnes and his family leave the dust bowl for California, but there its similarities with The Grapes of Wrath end. The grandson of a wealthy preacher who disinherited Prescott’s father, Barnes, despite his cynical black humor, hostility to religion, and his illiteracy, possesses a fierce integrity and passions that make him larger than life at the same time he is perfectly human.
Brother of Cloud in the Water
Brother of Cloud in the Water narrates his own story set in 1945 New Guinea. He is a tribal leader largely concerned with food and shelter for his tribe and keeping the enemy headhunters away. Then one day a strange flying thing lands and a beautiful red-headed white woman emerges.
Splendor from Darkness
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.