Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1962, this haunting novel shattered reigning cultural stereotypes of priests and parish life when it was first published.Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1962, this haunting novel shattered reigning cultural stereotypes of priests and parish life when it was first published.Read Less
New in good dust jacket. Hard cover is in as new condition with no flaws and square corners. The dust jacket is in good condition with 2" tear at top and tears at top and bottem of spine. Also wearing of edges. 460 p. 22 cm.
This is the moving story of the rise, fall, and rise again of a Catholic priest in a generic mid-sized New England city (think Providence or Fall River) and his interactions with one of the families that populated his childhood world.
A lovely quiet read, and a poignant one, as his return to the world he had left forces him to see how the world has changed since his own childhood, and allows him to watch, bemused, the inability of generations to communicate with one another as a result of these changes.
Highly recommended for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
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