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Crimes of the father, a novel by Thomas Keneally

Label
Crimes of the father
Title
Crimes of the father
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Thomas Keneally
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Author
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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
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"Tom Keneally, ex-seminarian, pulls no punches as he interrogates the terrible damage done to innocents as the Catholic Church has prevaricated around language and points of law, covering up for its own. Ex-communicated to Canada due to his radical preaching on human rights, Father Frank Docherty is now a psychologist and monk. He returns to Australia to speak at a conference, and unwittingly is drawn into the stories from two different people who claim to have been sexually abused by an eminent Sydney monsignor. As a man of character and conscience, Docherty knows he must fo all he can to bring the matter to the attention of the Church itself, and to secular authorities, no matter ar what personal cost. This riveting, courageous and profound novel is an exploration of faith as well as an examination of marriage, of conscience and celibacy, and of what has become one of the most controversial institutions, the Catholic Church"--Back cover
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563706
Cataloging source
DLC
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/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Crimes of the father, a novel by Thomas Keneally
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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
5884062
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9781501128486
Lccn
2017002228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn972309308
  • (OCoLC)972309308
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
5884062
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9781501128486
Lccn
2017002228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn972309308
  • (OCoLC)972309308

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