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The final retreat : a novel

Author: Stephen Hough
Publisher: [London] : Sylph Editions, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"At the heart of The Final Retreat lies the question of how far the idea of a priest as a 'wounded healer' can be stretched. It is written as a diary-cum-memoir by Father Joseph, a middle-aged priest whose faith and life are in tatters, who is sent on an eight-day silent retreat by his kindly, sympathetic bishop. Apart from short daily meetings with a spiritual director, he speaks to no one. But he writes. Page  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Diary fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hough
ISBN: 1909631280 9781909631281
OCLC Number: 1007064103
Notes: By composer and concert pianist Stephen Hough.
Description: 185 pages : 1 color illustration ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Hough.

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"As well as performing and composing, the polymath has found time to write a novel about faith and desire."--Financial Times "[Hough] is, without a doubt, a contemporary Renaissance man, a rampant Read more...

 
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