The Cloister
by James Carroll


Overview - From National Book Award-winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and H lo se, and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in Manhattan.

Father Michael Kavanagh is shocked when he sees a friend from his seminary days at the altar of his humble parish in upper Manhattan--a friend who was forced to leave under scandalous circumstances.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From National Book Award-winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and H lo se, and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in Manhattan.

Father Michael Kavanagh is shocked when he sees a friend from his seminary days at the altar of his humble parish in upper Manhattan--a friend who was forced to leave under scandalous circumstances. Compelled to reconsider the past, Father Kavanagh wanders into the medieval haven of the Cloisters and stumbles into a conversation with a lovely and intriguing docent, Rachel Vedette.

Having survived the Holocaust and escaped to America, Rachel remains obsessed with her late father's greatest scholarly achievement: a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars. Feeling an odd connection with Father Kavanagh, Rachel shares with him the work that cost her father his life.

At the center of these interrelated stories is the classic romance between the great philosopher Abelard and his intellectual equal, H lo se. For Rachel, Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in history. And for Father Kavanagh, the controversial theologian may be a doorway to understanding the life he himself might have had outside the Church.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780385541275
  • ISBN-10: 0385541279
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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