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Book Title: A History of Loneliness|
The author of the book: John Boyne
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date of issue: February 3rd 2015
ISBN 13: 9780374171339
Format files: PDF
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Odran Yates attends the seminary in the 1970's. After a family tragedy, his mother has a "revelation" that priesthood was his calling. A very passive person, Odran goes along with her wishes.
The book follows his path through seminary, his duties in Rome, his postings, his family and his involvement in the pedophile scandals. It is incredibly moving watching him walk a straight and very narrow path. He calls it being naïve but it is really blinders. He chooses not to see and it is a choice.
It reminded me on Germany in WWII when people made the choice to ignore what was happening around them. Or in the U.S. in the 1950's when "separate but equal" guidelines were in practice. Or in more examples that I can count. How many times have we turned our heads rather than deal with the situation?
It is also the pain the people in power knew and covered it up. So many suffered because of that decision. It is reprehensible. I was interested in his distaste for the Polish priest and his hints of the murder of John Paul I. I loved the line about the Fianna Fail crooks whom would be elected again in a couple of years. Here we sit in a country full of crooks and idiots in our Congress and they keep getting reelected.
This is a book that will stay with me for a long time and I couldn't recommend it more highly.
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Read information about the authorJohn Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.
He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he won the Curtis Brown prize. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UEA.
John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories.
His novels are published in over 50 languages.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008. Boyne resides in Dublin. He is represented by the literary agent Simon Trewin at WME in London, United Kingdom.
His most recent publication is the novel 'The Heart's Invisible Furies', published in the UK in February 2017. It will be published in the USA in August.
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