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Author Lockwood, Patricia, author.

Title Priestdaddy / Patricia Lockwood.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    811 Lockwood,P LOC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 LOCKWOOD,P    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    92 LOCKWOOD,P    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 LOCKWOOD,P    Available
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Description 333 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Introductory rites -- Meeting of the minds -- Low country -- Babies in limbo -- R&R circus -- Men of the cloth -- Dinner with the bishop -- Put it in print -- Touch of genius -- The cum queens of Hyatt Place -- Swimming hole -- Hart and hind -- Men of the cloth II: the clothening -- Blow, Gabriel, blow -- Voice -- I am a priest forever -- Abortion Barbie -- Missouri gothic -- Power and light -- Interior castle -- Island time.
Summary 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.
Subject Lockwood, Patricia.
Poets, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781594633737
9780399573262 (paperback)

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