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Crimes of the father : a novel, by Thomas Keneally

Label
Crimes of the father : a novel
Title
Crimes of the father
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Keneally
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.K46
LC item number
C75 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Sex crimes
  • Scandals
  • Clergy
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Label
Crimes of the father : a novel, by Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285936667
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781501128486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017002228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
kp 10/17
Label
Crimes of the father : a novel, by Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285936667
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781501128486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017002228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
kp 10/17

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