Crimes of the Father

Crimes of the Father

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Father Frank Docherty 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. 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 an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781501128486
Characteristics: x, 334 pages ;,24 cm.


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Mar 19, 2018

More of an account that a true novel....The book is well written and for that I can recommend it. The main character works for social justice and human rights against a backdrop of corruption and sexual abuse in the Catholic church. The story focuses on a particular priest and the lives of those he abused and how the complexities and norms within the church operate.

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