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Priestdaddy
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Published:
New York : Riverhead Books, [2017].
Physical Desc:
336 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
McKinley
306.85 L817 2017
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306.85 L817 2017
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2017NAMED ONE OF THE 50 BEST MEMOIRS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS BY THE NEW YORK TIMESSELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: The Washington Post * Elle * NPR * New York Magazine * Boston Globe * Nylon * Slate * The Cut * The New Yorker * Chicago TribuneWINNER OF THE 2018 THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR "Affectionate and very funny . . . wonderfully grounded and authentic. This book proves Lockwood to be a formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases." – The New York Times Book Review From Patricia Lockwood—a writer acclaimed for her wildly original voice—a vivid, heartbreakingly funny memoir about balancing identity with family and tradition. Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met—a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence—from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group—with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.
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Language:
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ISBN:
9781594633737
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lockwood, P. (2017). Priestdaddy. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lockwood, Patricia. 2017. Priestdaddy. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lockwood, Patricia, Priestdaddy. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017.

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Lockwood, Patricia. Priestdaddy. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017. Print.

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