The Priest by Thomas M. Disch
A Gothic Romance

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Father Patrick Bryce, a Catholic priest tormented by his pedophile past and a tormented present, continually finds himself living the life of a thirteenth-century bishop in whose person he confronts scandal, corruption, and horrors in the Church. 15,000 first printing.
 

About Thomas M. Disch

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Thomas M. Disch is the author of such classic works of science fiction as "Camp Concentration, 334, The Brave Little Toaster, " and "On Wings of Song, " all of which are cited in David Pringle's "Science Fiction: 100 Best Novels." His criticism has appeared in the country's leading magazines and newspapers. His book "The Castle of Indolence" was a nominee for the National Book Critic Circle's Award in Criticism.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by London: Millennium,. 303 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Wracked by nightmares about partaking in a medieval Inquisition of French heretics, the wicked priest is nevertheless unprepared to ``transmentate'' into the figure of Bishop Silvanus de Roquefort, who swaps identities with Bryce and proceeds to rape and slaughter with the necrophilic brio that c...

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Minneapolis priest Pat Bryce is plagued by a host of distinctly unholy problems, including a fondness for altar boys, the blackmail efforts of underworld types (who know of the good father's indiscretions) and involvement in a plot by a fellow priest and an anti-abortion group called Birth-Right ...

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At the same time, the bloodthirsty Silvanus finds himself inhabiting Bryce's body.

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