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Taut, compelling, and remarkably assured, Hail Mary Corner thrusts readers into unfamiliar territory past an emotional frontier we all must cross: the uncertain ground between adolescence and adulthood.

High on a cliff above a pulp-mill town on Vancouver Island, sixteen-year-old Bill MacAvoy and his friends lead cloistered lives while other boys their age run free. it may be the fall of 1982, but inside the walls of their Benedictine seminary they inhabit a medieval world steeped in ritual and discipline--a place where blackrobed monks move like shadows between doubt and faith.

Isolated from the outside, Bill and his friends develop a unique and often hilarious culture. Schooled in the virtues of sacrifice and service, they instead learn to challenge, resist, and wield power over one another's lives.

On the road to certain expulsion, Bill discovers two secrets: one concerns Brother Thomas, the monk who watches his every move; the other involves his best friend, Jon. In Bill's hands these secrets prove dangerous weapons. Handled carelessly, they trigger an event that threatens to haunt him for the rest of his life.

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Bill, 16, lives in a Benedictine seminary. On the road to certain expulsion, he discovers two secrets that trigger an event that may haunt him for the rest of his life.

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Brian Payton's debut novel is a dark and comic tale that leads readers into unfamiliar territory past an emotional frontier we all must cross: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

High on a cliff overlooking a mill town in British Columbia, sixteen-year-old Bill MacAvoy and his friends lead cloistered lives when other boys their age run free. It may be the fall of 1982, but inside the walls of their Benedictine seminary they inhabit a medieval society steeped in ritual and discipline — a world where black-robed monks move like shadows between doubt and faith.

On the road to certain expulsion, Bill discovers two secrets: one concerns Brother Thomas, the monk who has been watching his every move; the other involves his best friend, Jon. In Bill's hands these secrets prove dangerous weapons. Handled carelessly, they trigger an event that threatens to haunt him for the rest of his life.

About the Author

Brian Payton was born in the United States and moved to Canada at the age of sixteen. He is the author of two nonfiction books, Long Beach, Clayoquot and Beyond and Cowboy, and is a contributor to the acclaimed anthology Literary Trips 2: Following in the Footsteps of Fame. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Toronto's Globe and Mail.

In 2001 he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Silver Award for best North American travel essay. He lives in Vancouver British Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888784223
Author:
Payton, Brian
Publisher:
Dundurn Group
Author:
Brian Payton
Location:
Vancouver
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Monks
Subject:
Seminarians
Subject:
Catholic theological seminaries.
Subject:
Vancouver Island
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
1458491
Series Volume:
109
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
209
Dimensions:
8.40x5.24x.63 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,

Bill, 16, lives in a Benedictine seminary. On the road to certain expulsion, he discovers two secrets that trigger an event that may haunt him for the rest of his life.

"Synopsis" by , Brian Payton's debut novel is a dark and comic tale that leads readers into unfamiliar territory past an emotional frontier we all must cross: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

High on a cliff overlooking a mill town in British Columbia, sixteen-year-old Bill MacAvoy and his friends lead cloistered lives when other boys their age run free. It may be the fall of 1982, but inside the walls of their Benedictine seminary they inhabit a medieval society steeped in ritual and discipline — a world where black-robed monks move like shadows between doubt and faith.

On the road to certain expulsion, Bill discovers two secrets: one concerns Brother Thomas, the monk who has been watching his every move; the other involves his best friend, Jon. In Bill's hands these secrets prove dangerous weapons. Handled carelessly, they trigger an event that threatens to haunt him for the rest of his life.

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