The Resource Faith : a novel, Jennifer Haigh

Faith : a novel, Jennifer Haigh

Label
Faith : a novel
Title
Faith
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Haigh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sheila McGann is estranged from her complicated family. But when her older brother Art, pastor of a large suburban parish, finds himself at the center of a scandal, Sheila returns to Boston, ready to fight for him. Her strict mother lives in a state of angry denial; her younger brother Mike has already convicted his brother in his heart. But most disturbing of all is Art himself, who persistently dodges Sheila's questions and refuses to defend himself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haigh, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A544
LC item number
F35 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Priests
  • Child abuse
  • Sex offenders
  • Family secrets
  • Scandals
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Faith : a novel, Jennifer Haigh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One woman's search for the truth after scandal rocks her family, and the explosive family secrets she uncovers, in this complex, moving novel from award-winning author Jennifer Haigh. In Faith, Jennifer Haigh explores the repercussions of one family's history of silence, when a priest's sex scandal forces his family's untold past to surface. Art, Sheila, and Mike are siblings in a large extended Irish-American family from the Boston suburbs. Though their father is a non-believer, their mother is lace curtain Irish-Catholic, having raised her children to keep family secrets just that -- secret -- in a home where most subjects are taboo. Sheila is concerned when Art, beloved priest leading a major Catholic parish outside Boston, seems to fall off the grid just days before Easter. Then the news breaks that he has been accused of sexual misconduct. The media coverage shatters the community and pits Art's family members against one another, leaving Sheila determined to uncover the truth and -she hopes -- clear his name. Determined to help prove Art's innocence, Sheila finds herself locking horns with her younger brother, Mike, who cannot shake the feeling that Art might be guilty. By turns disturbed by what Art might have done and furious at the seemingly unfair accusations, the truth remains elusive for readers in this artfully-crafted family drama
Control code
ocn670238284
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780060755805
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010043160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)670238284
Label
Faith : a novel, Jennifer Haigh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One woman's search for the truth after scandal rocks her family, and the explosive family secrets she uncovers, in this complex, moving novel from award-winning author Jennifer Haigh. In Faith, Jennifer Haigh explores the repercussions of one family's history of silence, when a priest's sex scandal forces his family's untold past to surface. Art, Sheila, and Mike are siblings in a large extended Irish-American family from the Boston suburbs. Though their father is a non-believer, their mother is lace curtain Irish-Catholic, having raised her children to keep family secrets just that -- secret -- in a home where most subjects are taboo. Sheila is concerned when Art, beloved priest leading a major Catholic parish outside Boston, seems to fall off the grid just days before Easter. Then the news breaks that he has been accused of sexual misconduct. The media coverage shatters the community and pits Art's family members against one another, leaving Sheila determined to uncover the truth and -she hopes -- clear his name. Determined to help prove Art's innocence, Sheila finds herself locking horns with her younger brother, Mike, who cannot shake the feeling that Art might be guilty. By turns disturbed by what Art might have done and furious at the seemingly unfair accusations, the truth remains elusive for readers in this artfully-crafted family drama
Control code
ocn670238284
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780060755805
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010043160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)670238284

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