A History Of Loneliness

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A History Of Loneliness

Author : John Boyne
ISBN : 125009464X
Genre : Fiction
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The riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to "the good." Forty years later, Odran's devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people's faith in the Catholic Church. He sees his friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed, and grows nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insults. At one point, he is even arrested when he takes the hand of a young boy and leads him out of a department store looking for the boy's mother. But when a family event opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within the church, and to recognize his own complicity in their propagation, within both the institution and his own family. A novel as intimate as it is universal, A History of Loneliness is about the stories we tell ourselves to make peace with our lives. It confirms Boyne as one of the most searching storytellers of his generation.
Category: Fiction
A History of Loneliness
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: John Boyne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-10 - Publisher: Picador

The riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a
A History of Loneliness
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: John Boyne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-04 - Publisher: Random House

'Gripping, harrowing and extremely moving... A painfully page-turning read...' - The Sunday Times Clonliffe Seminary, 1972. Odran Yates arrives after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He is full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years
A History of Loneliness
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: John Boyne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-03 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

'Gripping, harrowing and extremely moving... A painfully page-turning read...' - The Sunday Times Clonliffe Seminary, 1972. Odran Yates arrives after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He is full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years
The Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Ami Rokach
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-06 - Publisher: Academic Press

There are three universal experiences that we cannot escape: loneliness, illness, and death. The Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness addresses what was termed the plague of the 21st century--loneliness. Loneliness is stigmatized in our society, so untold number of people walk around lonely, unable to do what is so
A Biography of Loneliness
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Fay Bound Alberti
Categories: Loneliness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Despite 21st-century fears of a modern "epidemic" of loneliness, its history has been sorely neglected. A Biography of Loneliness is the first history of its kind to be published in English, offering a radically new interpretation of loneliness as an emotional language and experience. Usingletters and diaries, philosophical tracts, political