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Be Near Me

Be Near Me

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  • ISBN-13: 9780156033961
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2008
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.80 x 8.00 x 5.40 inches

Overview

"Always trust a stranger," said David’s mother when he returned from Rome. "It’s the people you know who let you down."Half a life later, David is Father Anderton, a Catholic priest with a small parish in Scotland. He befriends Mark and Lisa, rebellious local teenagers who live in a world he barely understands. Their company stirs memories of earlier happiness—his days at a Catholic school in Yorkshire, the student revolt in 1960s Oxford, and a choice he once made in the orange groves of Rome. But their friendship also ignites the suspicions and smoldering hatred of a town that resents strangers, and brings Father David to a reckoning with the gathered tensions of past and present.In this masterfully written novel, Andrew O’Hagan explores the emotional and moral contradictions of religious life in a faithless age.

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