The Dark Path by David Schickler
A Memoir

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There is truth in Schickler’s pain and happiness, which makes for an engaging, relatable story that is a pleasure to read.
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A young man struggles to reconcile God, faith, and sex as he stumbles toward finding himself in this “brave and irreverent” (Details) memoir.

Since childhood, David Schickler has been torn between his intense desire to become a Catholic priest and his equally fervent desire for the company of women.

Things don’t get any clearer for Schickler at college, where he initiates serious conversations about becoming a Jesuit just as he enters a passionate relationship with a vivacious, agnostic young woman.

Setting out on a journey to understand the balance between a life of faith and life in the real world, Schickler comes to terms with this dichotomy and learns that the answers he seeks aren’t clear-cut—no matter how long he treads the dark path.

Candid and funny, lyrical and blunt, The Dark Path is an evocative portrayal of one man’s struggle with faith and women . . . both of which he tries to love with bold, bracing honesty.
 

About David Schickler

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David Schickler is the author of the bestselling story collection Kissing in Manhattan and the novel Sweet and Vicious. He has been published by Zoetrope, Tin House, and The New Yorker, among others. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the Cinemax action series Banshee. He lives in New York.
 
Published September 12, 2013 by Riverhead Books. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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There is truth in Schickler’s pain and happiness, which makes for an engaging, relatable story that is a pleasure to read.

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