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Author: Patricia Lockwood
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Patricia Lockwood; Patricia Lockwood; Patricia Lockwood; Patricia Lockwood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Lockwood
ISBN: 9781594633737 1594633738 9780141984599 0141984597 9781846149207 1846149207 9780399573262 0399573267
OCLC Number: 956775305
Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: Priest daddy
Responsibility: Patricia Lockwood.

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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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