Walter B. Levis, a former crime reporter, now teaches and works freelance. His nonfiction has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The National Law Journal, The Chicago Reporter, The Chicago Lawyer, The New Republic, Show Business Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is author of the novel MOMENTS OF DOUBT (2003). His short fiction, which includes a 1991 Henfield Prize and a 2006 Pushcart nomination, has appeared in a variety of publications, including North Dakota Quarterly, The Amherst Review, The Cimarron Review, and The Connecticut Review, among many others. Plays produced in New York include “A Choice of Heroes,” and “Who’ll Save Isaac Now?” Mr. Levis earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and an MFA from Columbia University.
Moments of Doubt
About the novel: Eli Shaffner had it all—an attractive, intelligent girlfriend, a wealthy family, the perks of privilege. It was the opportunity to build the kind of life most people can only dream about. But a few obstacles got in his way—lust, pride, and a high-minded sense of professional purpose. In the darkly comic tradition of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, Moments of Doubt is the emotionally charged account of how a man makes his way through passion, pain, and paradox toward the cathartic realization that sometimes, in the end, the very things you thought were destroying your life prove to be the only things that can make you happy.
What readers have said about
MOMENTS OF DOUBT
—Diana Ricky host “Say What”, WHNP, Springfield, MA
—Joe Poire, host “Cape Cod Calling”, WOMR, Cape Cod, RI
—Jane Summer, author of The Silk Road
—Peter Pitzele, author of Our Father’s Wells
—Patti Wolman, author of Behind the Playdough Curtain
“The reader is caught up in the story without ever feeling—oh, this is a novel. . . It’s a very sweet book.”
—James Atlas, author of Bellow: A Biography