The Edge of Sadness  -     By: Edwin O'Connor
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The Edge of Sadness

Loyola Press / 2005 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 744
Vendor: Loyola Press
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0829421238
ISBN-13: 9780829421231

Publisher's Description

"A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age."—New England Quarterly

"A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . . . A quiet, gentle novel of considerable insight and charm . . ."—Library Journal
"O’Connor succeeds in delineating poignantly the overwhelming spiritual storms of the soul which assail the conscientious clergyman."—The Christian Century
 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
 
In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope.

Author Bio

Edwin O’Connor (1918–1968) is best known for The Last Hurrah (1956), an acclaimed novel of Boston politics, but many critics regard The Edge of Sadness (1961) as his finest work. The Edge of Sadness was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.

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