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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089698
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

The Bishop's Man




A tense, moving exploration of guilt, past lives and the dark side of the Catholic Church.

Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the 'Exorcist' - an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward clergy and suppress potential scandal.

Hidden in a small rural parish to avoid an impending public controversy, Duncan must now confront the consequences of his past. Pushed to the breaking point by loneliness, tragedy and sudden self-knowledge, Duncan discovers how hidden obsessions and guilty secrets either find their way to the light of understanding, or poison any chance we have for love and spiritual peace.

Winner of the 2009 Giller Prize, Canada's Premier Literary Prize.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089698
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Linden MacIntyre

Linden MacIntyre is the co-host of the fifth estate and the winner of nine Gemini awards for broadcast journalism. He is the author of the bestselling novel, The Long Stretch, nominated for a Libris Award and the Books in Canada first novel award. His most recent book, The Bishop's Man, won the 2009 Giller Prize.

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Praise for The Bishop's Man

MacIntyre is a fine writer

Alistair MacLeod

Above all, it's a page-turner which renders existential questions about personal responsibility into fodder fit for a thriller

Observer

Impressive in the breadth of its concerns ... what is striking about The Bishop's Man is the way the author achieves a necessary balance, keeping a judicious distance between himself and his tale of institutional corruption and its dire effect. Both dispassion and compassion inform his narrative

Times Literary Supplement

The character of MacAskill, whose theological musings are worthy of Graham Greene, is rich and complex .The remote and decaying fishing village, with its cast of lost and lonely souls, also rings with conviction

Daily Mail

Powerful... An overwhelming sense of secrecy pervades every exchange, every turn and twist of the story

Belfast Telegraph

Very readable, with a hint of Graham Greene

William Leith, Scotsman

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