Both a devastating portrait of today's Church of England and an audacious reworking of the central myth of Western culture, this novelopens as the parish of St. Mary-in-the-Vale is preparing for Easter. Inhis Palm Sunday sermon, the vicar explains that Christ's crucifixion and redemption are taking place every day, but he little suspects that, before the week isout, he and...more
Excellent move on my part.
It's a wonderful triptych that explores issues of sexuality and faith (in the context of the contemporary Church of England) with delicacy and fervor. I feel as if my soul is lifted by it -- how often can you say that. And I'm also filled with laughter; there's a good deal of dry, absurdist humor to be found here. I plan on reading more Arditti as soon as I can.