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Author Donatich, John.

Title The variations : a novel / John Donatich.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012.

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Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION DONATICH    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F DONATICH    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  DONATICH, JOHN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 270 pages ; 25 cm
Summary Dominick is a fortysomething priest in an inner-city parish. After the death of the pastor, Father Carl, Dom's hopes of a promotion are dashed when he learns that his parish is slated for closure. As he determines his next steps, he copes with a troubled teenager and his own crisis of faith. An aspiring African American classical pianist, his elderly teacher, and her work-obsessed daughter round out the cast of characters in this first novel by Donatich, director of Yale University Press. Donatich does a creditable job portraying the issues and challenges of contemporary Catholicism, and Dom is a believably flawed and human figure, though some of the supporting characters are a bit underdeveloped. Much of the book consists of philosophical musings as the characters (particularly Dom) wrestle with the meaning and purpose of faith.
Subject Priests -- Fiction.
Faith -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780805094381
0805094385
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