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The Bishop’s Man

A Novel

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October 11, 2011 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 416 pages | ISBN 9781582437668
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Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways that lonely priests persuade themselves that their needs trump their vows, but he’s about to be sorely tested himself.

While sequestered by his bishop in a small rural parish to avoid an impending public controversy, Duncan must confront the consequences of past cover–ups and the suppression of his own human needs. 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.

About Linden MacIntyre

Linden MacIntyre is the cohost of the fifth estate and the winner of nine Gemini Awards for broadcast journalism. He won the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize for The Bishop's Man, and his previous book, a boyhood memoir called Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, won both the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Evelyn Richardson Prize for Nonfiction. He lives in Canada.

Praise for The Bishop's Man

"The Bishop's Man [is] a sombre evocation of realization and regret in the person of Father MacAskill, the titular bishop's man, as he awakens to the scope of the tragedy and his possible role in it"—The Toronto Globe and Mail

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