"Doubting Thomas moves compellingly and compassionately among races, genders, sexual identities, and other human conditions.  A novel of this depth and vigor, this liveliness, would be notable coming from any writer; the fact that it’s Matthew Clark Davison’s first is a clear indication of marvels yet to come." Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours

“...Wonderfully insightful and tremendously generous of spirit....” Alice LaPlante, author of Turn of Mind


"...Matthew Clark Davison's absorbing, electric Doubting Thomas knows that just when you think the losses are behind you, more are on the way, and yet some losses are entangled with unexpected offerings: a fresh way to see, a chance to be of purpose again, and an invitation to love. A searing, candid debut." —Paul Lisicky, author of Later: My Life at the Edge of the World


Doubting Thomas is a phenomenal gift...a testament to the transcendent possibilities of storytelling. Heart-wrenching and mending, Matthew Clark Davison proves in these pages that, in the hands of the right writer, a novel's humanity and craft can amplify one another...” T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls


"An electrifying debut. Matthew Clark Davison is a force to be reckoned with." Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City


"A wrenching professional crisis becomes the occasion for a man to reckon with everything that made him who he is...Is it possible to emerge from such a moment with hope and an open heart?...Matthew Clark Davison offers an answer in the form of this very beautiful novel." —Ann Packer, author of The Dive From Clausen's Pier


"...enviable...thrilling...every character brims with rich detail, nuanced psyche, the beautiful paradoxes of soul..."  —Patrick Earl Ryan, author of If We Were Electric 


"...nuanced, layered, detailed, and incredibly touching. In short, this is a fiercely complicated story, beautifully told” Zoela Renee Summerfield, author of Every Other Weekend


"With much grace and a deep understanding of both parenthood and friendship, Davison has meticulously chronicled love – wild and brotherly and even marital – into one man's battle to understand himself..."Terese Svoboda, author of Great American Desert


“From the shock of the first sentence, through heart-rending twists and shifts, right through to the end, Doubting Thomas is a compulsively readable, brilliantly assured novel. Matthew Clark Davison creates such indelible characters, you'll miss them when you close the book” —Justin Torres, author of We the Animals