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Seventy Times Seven: A Novel

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"Give me chastity and self-restraint, but not just right now."
The Confessions of Saint Augustine

"Jesus instructed us to forgive those who have wronged us seventy times seven times," Brother Vito Fortunato teaches the boys in his high school religion class, but it's Vito himself who has the most trouble with forgiveness: trying to forgive the Church, the gay community, an

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ebook, 261 pages
Published 2008 by Lethe Press (first published June 30th 2006)
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Jeff Erno
When I first began reading this book, I struggled with relating to the main character. His obsession with pop culture, being trendy and fashionable, and his constant references to his good looks were unnerving and annoying to me. Add to this the fact that the book, in spite of several re-releases over the years, contained numerous editorial flaws (not just typos, but blatant errors that could have easily been corrected simply by proofreading), and I thought I was embarking upon a one-star read.

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Thomas Marshall
It is a rare day when I give a book five stars. Why this book? For several reasons. First of all, the author, Salvatore Sapienza, is able to craft a readable story, and by readable I mean a story that unfolds with a certain pleasing ease and believability. The mark of a successful writer is the ability to make the reader forget they are reading fiction. I kept finding myself assuming the main character, Vito, was a proxy upon whom the author had projected his own struggle with integrating faith ...more
Nancy Silk
This novel is a warmly written eye-opener. These days when Catholic priests are often called out regarding child molestation, this story deals with one man's challenge of being a gay man who is also a Brother of the Catholic faith, teaching religion in a Catholic school. It takes place in the early 90's when the dialog in such schools is more 'hip' with the culture of the decade in New York state. Vito Fortunato is also finishing up his Master's Degree at NYU in English, paid for by the Brotherh ...more
Jeffrey Ballam
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! I couldn't put it down!
Martin Brant
A touching story about a young gay priest.
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