Pastoralia

Author: George Saunders
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408841495
Size: 14.60 MB
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'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon In PASTORALIA elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar ...

The Parish Priest At Work An Introduction To Systematic Pastoralia

Author: Charles R. Forder
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473383552
Size: 38.70 MB
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This is a great book for anyone interested in how the Parish priest goes about their work. A systematic guide to the pastoral care of the parish church and the community intended for those with no previous knowledge.