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The final retreat : a novel, Stephen Hough

Label
The final retreat : a novel
Title
The final retreat
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 after page, exploring the state of his soul, the loss of his vocation, his sexual addiction, and the events which are destroying his life. Influenced by Stephen Hough?s other life as a concert pianist and composer, the book?s structure echoes a complex musical composition, with returning themes and motifs as the story unfolds. Melodies are hinted at rather than fully sung. Ideas are deliberately left incomplete. Hough leaves readers to fill in the blanks and experience the work through their own unique perspectives. Beautifully produced, The Final Retreat is a visual and creative masterpiece that will linger in the mind like a haunting melody
Cataloging source
VYML
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1961-
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Hough, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • English literature
  • Priesthood
  • Belief and doubt
  • Diaries
  • Priests
Target audience
adult
Label
The final retreat : a novel, Stephen Hough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062155496
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781909631281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975873442
Other physical details
color illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1007064103
Label
The final retreat : a novel, Stephen Hough
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062155496
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781909631281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975873442
Other physical details
color illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1007064103

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