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Crimes of the father : a novel

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First Atria Books hardcover edition.

From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty made for himself a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is "the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture" (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love.

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Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Keneally (Text)
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52116300697191
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Geneva Public Library KENEALLY (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300870497
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10/25/2017
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Palmyra Community Library KEN (Text)
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52127300359815
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Perry Public Library FIC KEN (Text)
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52142302208647
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica KENE (Text)
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52149100559790
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Victor Farmington Library KEN (Text)
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52128300809759
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