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A novel of hurt, blame, name and shame,
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This review is from: In God's House: A Novel About the Greatest Scandal of Our Time (Paperback)
This is a harrowing novel of clergy sexual abuse in a few dioceses of the United States. It also reveals the effect of massive commitment on the part of dioceses in maintaining financial security and the involvement of bankers, insurances and high finance, as well as the lifestyle and expectations of the clergy described in the novel. The author switches between the narrator who is a Catholic lawyer engaged to defend a notorious paedophile priest and the events and personalities of a corrupt diocesan administration. I found out later that it was almost history apart from some dramatisations and changes of name here and there. A well-written book with no obvious solutions, but a good description of the rage of feelings involved in the rape of innocence perpetrated by deviant clergy.