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One woman's search for the truth after scandal rocks her family, and the explosive family secrets she uncovers, in this complex, moving novel from award-winning author Jennifer Haigh.

In Faith, Jennifer Haigh explores the repercussions of one family's history of silence, when a priest's sex scandal forces his family's untold past to surface. Art, Sheila, and Mike are siblings in a large extended Irish-American family from the Boston suburbs. Though their father is a non-believer, their mother is lace curtain Irish-Catholic, having raised her children to keep family secrets just that - secret - in a home where most subjects are taboo.

Sheila is concerned when Art, beloved priest leading a major Catholic parish outside Boston, seems to fall off the grid just days before Easter. Then the news breaks that he has been accused of sexual misconduct. The media coverage shatters the community and pits Art's family members against one another, leaving Sheila determined to uncover the truth and -she hopes - clear his name.

Determined to help prove Art's innocence, Sheila finds herself locking horns with her younger brother, Mike, who cannot shake the feeling that Art might be guilty. By turns disturbed by what Art might have done and furious at the seemingly unfair accusations, the truth remains elusive for readers in this artfully crafted family drama.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2011-09-01 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK One womans search for the truth after scandal rocks her family. and the explosive family secrets she uncovers. in this complex. moving novel from award-winning author Jennifer Haigh.In Faith. Jennifer Haigh explores the repercussions of one familys history of silence. when a priests sex scandal forces his familys untold past to surface.Art. Sheila. and Mike are siblings in a large extended Irish-American family from the Boston suburbs.Though their father is a non-believer. their mother is lace curtain Irish-Catholic. having raised her children to keep family secrets just that - secret - in a home where most subjects are taboo.Sheila is concerned when Art. beloved priest leading a major Catholic parish outside Boston. seems to fall off the grid just days before Easter.Then the news breaks...

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‘Haigh’s writing is rich and mellifluous’ The Times

‘The ailment at the centre of this remarkable novel is the human condition itself. Jennifer Haigh has written a sprawling, emotionally gripping account of one family’s troubled history, enlivened by her formidable intelligence and deep insight into her character’s hearts and minds.’ Tom Perrotta

‘Haigh creates a realistic family dynamic from richly drawn characters, capturing the family members’ various expectations of assumptions about one another. Compelling; highly recommended for all fiction collections.’ Library Journal

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