Patricia Lockwood - Priestdaddy: A Memoir

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One of today’s boldest and most original poets, Lockwood gained wide attention when her poem “Rape Joke” went viral in 2013. Included in her second collection, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, it won a Pushcart Prize and a place in The Best American Poetry 2014. Now “the poet laureate of Twitter” applies her humor, candor, and startling way with language to a memoir about her family. Intertwining scenes from her unconventional childhood with her experiences as an adult returning home for an eight-month stay, Lockwood gives an unforgettable portrait of her father, a married Catholic priest who loves to play the guitar. As she documents the strange, sometimes obsessive side of the religion she grew up with, Lockwood also considers the church’s troubling recent history. c

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ISBN: 9781594633737
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2017

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