Brother Stephen dies. That’s when things get complicated. Is Stephen’s death his wake-up call? That’s one theory. Soon he is behind the wheel of a Prius, listening to himself being interviewed on NPR. His afterlife feels a lot like high school, he tells Terry, and she asks about those lawsuits filed by students who claimed to have been molested by pedophile Brothers. As an administrator of his Roman Catholic religious order, he was caught in the middle of all these heartbreaking cases. In fact, the lawsuit he was dealing with the moment he died strikes close to home. He once knew the plaintiff, knew her very well. Brother Stephen is a determined sort, and spends his afterlife solving a terrible mystery or two or three about the survivor, about the accused, and about himself.
Joseph Di Prisco lives in Northern California, with his wife, photographer Patricia James. He published three previous novels (including the recent, well-acclaimed All for Now) and two books of poems. Joe’s poetry has won several prizes, and his book reviews, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous periodicals. He is co-author of two popular non-fiction books on adolescence and child development. His forthcoming book is a murder mystery, Revelation.
Publication Date: March 2, 2012
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