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The Father\'s Tale: A Novel - Michael O\'Brien

The Father's Tale: A Novel - Michael O'Brien[9780898708158]

Author: Michael O'Brien

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 089870815X / 9780898708158

Pages: 1076 HARDCOVER

The best of Michael O'Brien's novels. He creates characters like Dickens, explores human relationships like Austen, and has the epic scope of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I believe this novel will merit inclusion in any list of the world's greatest novels. --Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ

This is a magnum opus in quality as well as quantity. All of O'Brien's large and human soul is in this book as in none of his shorter ones: father, Catholic, Russophile, Canadian, personalist, artist, storyteller, romantic. There is not one boring or superfluous page. When you finish The Father's Tale you will say of it what Tolkien said of The Lord of the Rings: it has one fault: it is too short. A thousand pages of Michael O'Brien is like a thousand sunrises: who's complaining? --Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Boston College, Author, You Can Understand the Bible

To enter the domain into which this book takes its readers is to find oneself in the precincts of Holiness, really. Everything is here: suspense, poignancy, darkness, goodness, radiance, courage and joy. George Macdonald, Charles Williams, Chesterton, Lewis, and, yes, Dostoyevski, have ventured across the borders of this terrain. The scrim that lies between ordinariness and That Which lies beyond ordinariness is pierced. Michael O'Brien's achievement here is, I think, titanic. --Thomas Howard, Author, Dove Descending: T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

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