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Priestdaddy : a memoir

Author: Patricia Lockwood
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The childhood of Patricia Lockwood, the poet dubbed 'The Smutty Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas' by The New York Times, was unusual in many respects. There was the location: an impoverished, nuclear waste-riddled area of the American Midwest. There was her mother, a woman who speaks almost entirely in strange riddles and warnings of impending danger. Above all, there was her gun-toting, guitar-riffing, frequently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Patricia Lockwood; Patricia Lockwood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Lockwood
ISBN: 9780141984599 0141984597
OCLC Number: 1011008687
Notes: Originally published in the US. by Riverhead Books, 2017.
Description: 336 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Priest daddy
Responsibility: Patricia Lockwood.

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The childhood of Patricia Lockwood, the poet dubbed 'The Smutty Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas' by The New York Times, was unusual in many respects. There was the location: an impoverished, nuclear waste-riddled area of the American Midwest. There was her mother, a woman who speaks almost entirely in strange riddles and warnings of impending danger. Above all, there was her gun-toting, guitar-riffing, frequently semi-naked father, who underwent a religious conversion on a submarine and found a loophole which saw him approved for the Catholic priesthood by the future Pope Benedict XVI, despite already having a wife and children. Priestdaddy is a story of how we balance tradition against hard-won identity - and of how, having journeyed in the underworld, we can emerge with our levity and our sense of justice intact.

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