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Satire and the supernatural blend together in this humorous but disturbing account of divinity school and the people who are drawn to answering the call to ministry. The story is conveyed in the first person through the eyes of Ishmael O'Donnell, an observantg yhoung man who wrestles with familial dysfunction, possession by the spirit of his long-dead twin brother, and a quest for purification from both. The book chronicles the events that lead up to his seeking out seminary as a means of attaining this purification. Upon his arrival at seminary and his three year journey through the curriculum, he finds himself engulfed in an unending torrent of duplicity, impertinence, and societal abnormalities within a communal setting of characters so driven, tenacious, over-the-top, and supercilious, it hurts. The mocking inner voice of Ishmael's twin reverberates louder and louder as he desperately tries to come to grips with what is taking place about him, while discovering who he is within the confines of a cloistered setting he finds to be inundated with its own unique form of madness. And when he finally does obtain the key to his purification... but such things are not revealed second hand.
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Book Description Hamilton, Derald W. Paperback. Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Seller Inventory # G0984619208I3N00
Book Description D HAMILTON BOOKS, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. 1ST. Seller Inventory # SONG0984619208
Book Description D Hamilton Books, Campbell, CA, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 348 pages, 12mo. Out of Print. Scarce. Includes acknowledgments and proluge. Minor shelfwear: very light rubbing along cover edges. Tightly bound with very clean and crisp pages. No marks. Volume is in Very Good condition. Seller Inventory # 42839