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The Resource Office of innocence : a novel, Thomas Keneally

Office of innocence : a novel, Thomas Keneally

Label
Office of innocence : a novel
Title
Office of innocence
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the outskirts of Sydney, Father Frank Darragh is embarking on his new life of priesthood just as war erupts in the Pacific theater. American GIs pour into Father Darragh's neighborhood, and with them comes a reminder of the atrocities abounding nearby. Determined to shun hypocrisy, the earnest priest finds himself constantly at odds with his superiors, who frown on his efforts to rescue an errant black soldier and pay deathbed visits to the wayward. But Frank Darragh persists, becoming his parish's most popular confessor, particularly among wives of Australian servicemen who confront an array of temptations while their husbands are away." "One such parishioner, Kate Heggarty, turns the tables of temptation on young Darragh, challenging his spiritual beliefs and stirring a vulnerable place in his heart. When Kate is found murdered, his anguish is only compounded by accusations that he caused her death. Poignantly depicting the conflicts between the secular and the holy and between the family of Darragh's birth and the brotherhood of priests, Office of Innocence is a tale set in the most compelling of circumstances. Drawing on his own experience studying for the priesthood in his youth, Thomas Keneally has created a protagonist who speaks to the conundrums of our age while paying tribute to quiet heroes of the past."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.K46
LC item number
O37 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Belief and doubt
  • Catholics
  • Murder
  • Clergy
  • Psychological fiction
  • Australia
Label
Office of innocence : a novel, Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Copyright (c)2002 by the Serpentine Publishing Co., Pty."--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50064437
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780385507639
Lccn
2002073653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Office of innocence : a novel, Thomas Keneally
Publication
Note
"Copyright (c)2002 by the Serpentine Publishing Co., Pty."--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50064437
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780385507639
Lccn
2002073653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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