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Author Leeper, Jennifer, author.

Title Padre : the narrowing path / Jennifer Leeper ; edited by Ti Locke.

Publication Info. Vancouver, WA : Barking Rain Press, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  813.6 L518p 2014    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition Second edition.
Description 135 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Summary Padre: The Narrowing Path is a novel that begins with content from the novella Padre and continues on to include the story of Father John's first parish assignment as a priest. Russell Capshaw is a successful New York advertising executive who tries to stave off his mid-life crisis with an extended drug binge in the Far East. After treatment in a detox facility in Dublin, Ireland, he pays a visit to his estranged uncle, who has recently experienced a spiritual reversion to Catholicism--a faith that Russell himself left behind in childhood. Caught up in the spell of his uncle's quiet devotion and the lush Irish landscape, Russell finds himself drawn into a new life he never imagined. After joining the priesthood and taking the name Father John, he is sent to serve the parish of the Raramuri tribe in the canyons of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. There he learns that the tribesmen are being kidnapped by the local narcotrafficantes as forced labor for their drug fields. As the Raramuri leaders carry out raids on the drug camps to rescue their enslaved people, Father John strives to keep from getting involved by focusing on restoring the parish church and ministering to the people. But as the violence escalates, the lines between spiritual and worldly matters are stretched to the breaking point in a final, bloody showdown between the villagers and the narcotrafficantes.-- Author's website.
Subject Priests -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Tarahumara Indians -- Fiction.
Violence -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Drug traffic. (OCoLC)fst00898722
Priests. (OCoLC)fst01076268
Tarahumara Indians. (OCoLC)fst01143055
Violence. (OCoLC)fst01167224
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Locke, Ti, editor.
ISBN 9781941295090 (trade pbk. ; alk. paper)
1941295096 (trade pbk. ; alk. paper)

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