Lipstick on the Host by Aidan Carl Mathews

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A collection of short stories by a young Irish author introduces a young Christian boy who aspires to be a Jew when he grows up and a doddering priest who baptizes Tortoise the Tortoise for a young girl. National ad/promo. Tour.

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Published May 26, 1992 by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Six racy, colorful stories from award-winning Irish poet and playwright Mathews that plunge gloriously into the psyches of precocious children, aging single women, and flinty old priests-- and through to the bedrock of the human condition beneath.

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``All in a Day's Donkey-Work'' and ``Two Windows and a Watertank'' are set in Roman Palestine and told, respectively, from the points of view of a donkey and a lamb, but in place of the warm-and-fuzzy animal parables one might expect, Mathews ( Windfalls ) offers moving, often slyly hilarious med...

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