From a writer of remarkable depth and courage, a brilliant and
haunting novel that explores the intersection of spirituality and
Mary is a new mother transformed by the birth of her baby. She is
infatuated with the tiny creature, yet feels abandoned by her
husband. As her baby sleeps in his crib, she doesn't know whether
to kneel in her coat closet and pray or fantasize about sex. She
seeks refuge in her old friend Walter, a lonely gay Episcopal
priest, who privately struggles with his own contradictory desires.
Still grieving over the death of his boyfriend, he finds himself
dangerously attracted to a teenage boy. How can he lead his church
when he is overwhelmed by nascent desires? Meanwhile Mary meets
John, a monk who has just left his monastery after fifteen years
because he feels abandoned by God and craves intimacy with a woman.
These three characters' lives come together in ways that reveal how
even our rawest, most confused impulses may contain elements of the
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||190 x 148 x 16mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
||1st U.S. ed
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