Father of Lies

Father of Lies


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"[Evenson's] scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a reasoned attack on blind religious obedience."—Publishers Weekly

Provost Eldon Fochs may be a sexual criminal. His therapist isn't sure, and his church is determined to protect its reputation. Father of Lies is Brian Evenson's fable of power, paranoia, and the dangers of blind obedience, and a terrifying vision of how far institutions will go to protect themselves against the innocents who may be their victims.

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ISBN-13: 9781566894159
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 589,428
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brian Evenson: Praised by Peter Straub for going “furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice,” Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. He has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel, and one of Time Out New York’s top books. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and three O. Henry Prizes, Evenson lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University’s Literary Arts Program.

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A remarkable book, with enormous potential to inflame.

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Father of Lies 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TonySandel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The abuser is a lay provost from a religious sect.