Let The Glory Pass Away is a satisfying and candid glimpse into an artist's world. We walk with the quintessential local writer as he struggles to navigate the challenges of creation, the burden of history, and a conflicting network of fellow artisans, family, and friends. Like a writer's life, this novel is a riotous mix of comedy, tragedy, and revelation. Artists and their patrons alike will enjoy McCallister's well-crafted and poignant tale. --James E. McTeer, MinnowJames D. McCallister's funny, verbose, and memorable Cort Beauchamp is many artists: desperate to create, yet always standing in his own way. This stumbling hero's journey is a most worthy read. --Carla Damron, The Stone Necklace
A witty, nuanced look at the struggles of a Columbia, South Carolina novelist trying to find his place in the wider creative landscape, while witnessing a creative blossoming in his hometown. Let the Glory Pass Away is big-hearted, sure-footed in its insights, and a whole heck of a lot of fun." --Karin Gillespie, Love Literary Style
From the Back Cover
Tasked with selling the idea of an honorary public monument to a reluctant, reclusive rock superstar, Southern novelist Cort Beauchamp finds himself in confrontation with loneliness, stagnation, and the lasting relevance of his own work. Amidst a burgeoning creative revival in the community, a flowering of midlife romance, and a progressively personal beef with a Governor determined to undermine funding for the arts, Cort just might end up discovering fresh inspiration for his work . . . but only if his heart is in the right place.