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Marshalling the vast powers of narrative and historical re-creation that he brought to his international bestseller Schindler’s List, Thomas Keneally has created a moving and provocative novel about a headstrong young Catholic priest in World War II Australia. As Sydney braces itself for a Japanese invasion, Father Frank Darragh finds his pastoral duties becoming increasingly challenging. How should he counsel an AWOL black American soldier who may face death for his involvement with a white woman? And what should he say to another woman—the distressingly beguiling Kate Heggarty—who impresses him with her virtue even as she edges toward sin?

When Kate is found murdered, Darragh falls under suspicion. And even if the police clear him, his superiors—and his own conscience—may not. Office of Innocence is a book that’s impossible to put down, dense with moral complexity and alive with period detail.

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Marshalling the vast powers of narrative and historical re-creation that he brought to his international bestseller Schindlers List, Thomas Keneally has created a moving and provocative novel about a headstrong young Catholic priest in World War II Australia. As Sydney braces itself for a Japanese invasion, Father Frank Darragh finds his pastoral duties becoming increasingly challenging. How should he counsel an AWOL black American soldier who may face death for his involvement with a white woman? And what should he say to another woman—the distressingly beguiling Kate Heggarty—who impresses him with her virtue even as she edges toward sin?

When Kate is found murdered, Darragh falls under suspicion. And even if the police clear him, his superiors—and his own conscience—may not. Office of Innocence is a book thats impossible to put down, dense with moral complexity and alive with period detail.

About the Author

Thomas Keneally is the acclaimed author of more than two dozen books, including Schindler's List, which won the Booker Prize and inspired the film; The Great Shame: The Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World; and, most recently, American Scoundrel, a biography of Civil War general Dan Sickles. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Elkton minifarmer, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Elkton minifarmer)
This is a book that begins slowly but builds to a powerful and surprising conclusion. Dealing as it does with the problems faced by a young, idealistic Catholic priest, it shines a bright light on some of the most troublesome aspects of the faith.

The central character is a likeable person it is easy to relate to. The trials he faces are very relevant to our times even though the book is set in Australia during World War II. The plot is intricate and just when readers think they can predict what will happen next, there is a sudden turn that surprises and leads one on.

An altogether enjoyable reading experience.
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ISBN:
9781400030958
Author:
Keneally, Thomas
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Keneally, Thomas
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
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General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
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Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040631
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TRADE PAPER
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English
Pages:
336
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8.04x5.26x.73 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Marshalling the vast powers of narrative and historical re-creation that he brought to his international bestseller Schindlers List, Thomas Keneally has created a moving and provocative novel about a headstrong young Catholic priest in World War II Australia. As Sydney braces itself for a Japanese invasion, Father Frank Darragh finds his pastoral duties becoming increasingly challenging. How should he counsel an AWOL black American soldier who may face death for his involvement with a white woman? And what should he say to another woman—the distressingly beguiling Kate Heggarty—who impresses him with her virtue even as she edges toward sin?

When Kate is found murdered, Darragh falls under suspicion. And even if the police clear him, his superiors—and his own conscience—may not. Office of Innocence is a book thats impossible to put down, dense with moral complexity and alive with period detail.

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