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Lustration Rites

Lustration Rites


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Vermin. Vandalism. Violence. A foul stench pollutes the atmosphere within St. Aloysius Episcopal Church. Reverend Silas DeBassompierre is a young clergyman with a lot of enemies within his congregation; and he trusts no one, not even his capable and devoted administrative assistant, Grace. Is Satan responsible for the strange phenomena at St. Aloysius, or is a force far more subtle and sinister at work to sabotage the reverend's ministry? More than what meets the eye will inevitably be revealed when a tormented priest on the edge of the abyss performs . . . Lustration Rites!

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ISBN-13: 9781532635328
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/18/2018
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

David L. Carter holds degrees in theology, English literature, and library science, and is the author of the novel Familiar. He lives in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Déjà Vu 1

Chapter 1 As Above … So Below … 3

Chapter 2 Bloody Mary 20

Chapter 3 Holy Ground 30

Chapter 4 Precious Angel 81

Chapter 5 Housekeeping 45

Chapter 6 Orientation 51

Chapter 7 Christian Ed 60

Chapter 8 Cavity-First Communion 64

Chapter 9 Pestilence 74

Chapter 10 Excommunication! 81

Chapter 11 Breaking the Law 90

Chapter 12 Cops 100

Chapter 13 Suicide Solution 108

Chapter 14 Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners 118

Chapter 15 Lustration Rites 125

Epilogue: Sanctuary 139

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“David Carter does it again in Lustration Rites. Like his previous debut novel Familiar, the bizarre plot is nightmarish and Kafkaesque, but underneath is a simple allegory of corruption and crisis. Carter delivers a literary novel that digs deep into the world of theology and philosophy.”

—William K. Lawrence, Author of The Punk and the Professor

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