Michael Arditti Celibate

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Celibate

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The Celibate is the story of a young, unnamed ordinand with his mind full of God and his heart closed to love. "An exceptional book: at its core it combines the sexual with the spiritual."-Sunday Times.

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Michael Arditti's The Celibate is an ambitious work that challenges the standard parameters of the gay novel: although it could be classified as a coming-out tale, the book is more accurately described as the record of a spiritual journey with historical and overtly sexual overtones. Told in the first person, The Celibate is the story of an almost-priest who, after a nervous breakdown, begins dealing with his sexuality, a path that includes hustlers and s&m. The narrator's day job is guiding tourists through Jack the Ripper's crime scenes, and Arditti uses this material to show how the historical and the personal, the spiritual and the political inform one another, giving The Celibate depth and compassion. It is, in essence, a meditation on sex, violence, forgiveness, and faith.

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Michael Arditti is a novelist, short story writer and critic. His novels are The Celibate (1993), Pagan and her Parents - Pagan’s Father in the USA (1996), Easter (2000), Unity (2005), A Sea Change (2006), The Enemy of the Good (2009), Jubilate (2011) and The Breath of Night (2013). His short story collection, Good Clean Fun was published in 2004. He was awarded a Harold Hyam Wingate scholarship in 2000, a Royal Literary Fund fellowship in 2001, an Oppenheim-John Downes memorial award in 2003, and Arts Council awards in 2004 and 2007. He was the Leverhulme artist in residence at the Freud museum in 2008. His novels have been short- and long-listed for several literary awards and Easter won the inaugural Waterstone’s Mardi Gras award. In 2012 he was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Chester.

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