Revealing the frailty of institutionalized patriarchy, the Boston Archdiocese (and many blindly loyal parishioners) was lulled into preserving the clerical roles of sexual perpetrators no matter how persistent their abuse had become. Mental health and legal advisors also minimized the pathology of the pedophiles, preserving the Church’s authority at great expense to the victims. This audio is an example of how seamless writing and restrained narration can deliver a powerful message without exploiting the lurid aspects of this kind of story. Listeners are allowed emotional distance from it, so they can comprehend its bigger lessons. A spellbinding tale of institutional sin and the struggle for redemption. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2015
DD ISBN 9781478964667 $24.98
Library Ed. Hachette Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9781478941583 $47.99
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