Vestments (Hardcover)

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"Let me begin today, illumined by Thy light, to destroy this part of the natural man which lives in me in its entirety, the obstacle that constantly keeps me from Thy Love." Taught this prayer as a boy by his grandfather, James Dressler recites it each time he''s tempted by earthly desires. Originally drawn to the priesthood by the mystery, purity, and sensual fabric of the Church, as well as by its promise of a safe harbor from his tempestuous home, James finds himself -- just a few years after his ordination -- attracted again to his first love, Betty Garcia. Torn between these opposing desires, and haunted by his familial heritage, James finds himself at a crossroads. Exploring age-old and yet urgently contemporary issues in the Catholic Church, and infused throughout by a rich sense of the history and vibrant texture of St. Paul, and infused throughout by a rich sense of the history and vibrant texture of St. Paul, this is an utterly honest and subtly lyrical novel.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781571310804
SKU 214417256
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1571310800
Release Date 9/1/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Praise
"Reimringer excels, most notably, at revealing how the sensual delectations of the Catholic ritual and the forbidden delights of the flesh are part of the same continuum, as sin and redemption feed off each other."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Just a few years after his ordination as a priest in the Catholic Church, James Driscoll finds himself attracted again to his first love, Betty Garcia, and torn by his opposing desires for the Church and for Betty and haunted by his familial heritage, is faced with a crossroads. A first novel.
Annotation VESTMENTS was selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2010 Top 100 Book.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0407
Publisher Milkweed Editions
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