Great Drama Read on the Catholic Church: “A History of Loneliness,” by John Boyne

HistoryLonelinessFrom the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes another emotional and evocative novel. A History of Loneliness tells the story of Father Odran Yates, a man who turned to the Catholic Church after a life-changing family tragedy. He’s been the chaplain of an Irish boys’ school for over 30 years. For a long time, Yates has been perfectly content with his rather lonely life; firm in his faith, a diligent-albeit “behind the scenes”-worker, and an overall respected man. That all changes with the controversy surrounding the church during the 21st century.

A History of Loneliness depicts the downfall of both the church and one of its most avid, though average, representatives from “good guy” to pariah.

Check it out today in Collins’ Popular Collection.

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