Hail Mary Corner

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Dundurn, 16 paź 2001 - 209
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Taut, compelling, and remarkably assured, Hail Mary Corner thrusts readers into unfamiliar territory past an emotional frontier we all must cross: the uncertain ground between adolescence and adulthood.

High on a cliff above a pulp-mill town on Vancouver Island, sixteen-year-old Bill MacAvoy and his friends lead cloistered lives while other boys their age run free. it may be the fall of 1982, but inside the walls of their Benedictine seminary they inhabit a medieval world steeped in ritual and discipline--a place where blackrobed monks move like shadows between doubt and faith.

Isolated from the outside, Bill and his friends develop a unique and often hilarious culture. Schooled in the virtues of sacrifice and service, they instead learn to challenge, resist, and wield power over one another's lives.

On the road to certain expulsion, Bill discovers two secrets: one concerns Brother Thomas, the monk who watches his every move; the other involves his best friend, Jon. In Bill's hands these secrets prove dangerous weapons. Handled carelessly, they trigger an event that threatens to haunt him for the rest of his life.

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While reading Brian Payton's 2001 novel, HAIL MARY CORNER, I wondered if, like me, he had studied John Knowles' classic coming-of-age novel, A SEPARATE PEACE. Because the books are similar, and yet ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Strona 16 - Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Strona 64 - Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Strona 45 - What can be sweeter to us, dear brethren, than this voice of the Lord inviting us? Behold, in His loving kindness the Lord shows us the way of life. Having our loins girded, therefore, with faith and the performance of good works, let us walk in His paths by the guidance of the Gospel, that we may deserve to see Him who has called us to His kingdom.
Strona 121 - I made the sign of the cross in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit at each corner of the bed ; wherefore we need have no fear that it may avail to hurt us, whatever be its power.
Strona 5 - Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea : * et a peccato meo munda me.
Strona 61 - He walked over to me and put his hand on my shoulder. I was told you're going to go through with her final wishes.
Strona 196 - I slept with the brother of my fiance, and once I bounced a check at the liquor store — but that was really an accident. PRIEST: Then it was not a sin. But what was that second thing you said, Loretta? LORETTA...
Strona 97 - He looked as if he was going to pass out at any moment.

Informacje o autorze (2001)

Brian Payton was born in the United States and moved to Canada at the age of sixteen. He is the author of two nonfiction books, "Long Beach, Clayoquot and Beyond" and "Cowboy," and is a contributor to the acclaimed anthology "Literary Trips 2: Following in the Footsteps of Fame." His work has appeared in the "New York Times," the "Chicago Tribune," the "Boston Globe," and Toronto's "Globe and Mail."

In 2001 he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Silver Award for best North American travel essay. He lives in Vancouver British Columbia.

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