Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library

A history of loneliness, John Boyne

Label
A history of loneliness, John Boyne
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
A history of loneliness
Oclc number
887605587
Responsibility statement
John Boyne
Summary
"An honorable Irish priest ... finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history. Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to 'the good.' Forty years later, Odran's devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people's faith in the Catholic Church. He sees his friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed, and grows nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insults"--, Provided by publisher
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