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Title Via negativa / Daniel Hornsby.
Author Hornsby, Daniel, author.
Publication New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Note "This is a Borzoi book" -- Verso title page.
Summary "A heartfelt, daring, and divinely hilarious debut novel about an old priest looking back on his life and grappling with his mistakes as he hits the highways of the American midwest with a pistol in his pocket and an injured coyote in his backseat. Father Dan is homeless. Dismissed by the church for eccentricity and insubordination, he's tried to transform his exile into a kind of pilgrimage, to make his Toyota Camry into a mobile monk's cell. But even this master of self-denial--and straight-up denial--knows when he's lying to himself: "I am a retired priest living out of his car. I am a retired priest, kicked out of his rectory and living in his car with a coyote and a bucket he shits in." Ahh, yes: the coyote. Alert to signs and wonders, Dan is swift to stop when he sees a wild coyote get hit by a minivan. The injured animal becomes Dan's unexpected traveling companion as he wends his way west through the heartland of America, nursing the coyote back to health and stopping to take in the occasional roadside attraction (MARTIN'S HOLE TO HELL, WORLD FAMOUS BOTTOMLESS PIT NEXT EXIT!). The farther he travels and the more people he meets, the more he is forced to reckon with a lifetime of regrets: the friendships he let dissolve, his gradual alienation from the church, and his fierce hatred of a particular predatory priest. Father Dan's true quest gradually starts to take shape. But is penance better paid with a journey of redemption . . . or revenge?"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject Priests -- Fiction.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Retribution -- Fiction.
FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor.
Life change events. (OCoLC)fst00998231
Priests. (OCoLC)fst01076268
Retribution. (OCoLC)fst01096377
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Religious fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726718
Humorous fiction.
Religious fiction.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Hornsby, Daniel. Via negativa New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. 9780525658474 (DLC) 2019049923
ISBN 9780525658481 (ebook)

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