John Donatich - The Variations

02/29/2012 6:00 pm
02/29/2012 7:00 pm

The Variations is a powerful debut novel about a priest who has lost his church, his mentor, and, most upsetting, his ability to pray. How can Father Dominic protect or guide his parish when everything he loves falls away? How can he counsel Dolores, a troubled teenager prone to emotional panic and spiritual monomania? Or James, a promising African American pianist, struggling to realize his artistic ambitions by bringing his own voice to a piece that has been played by the world's most brilliant pianists, Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Into this malaise comes Andrea, a sophisticated New York editor attracted at first by Dom's blog and then by the man himself. Dom's journey from the cloth into the secular world will offer carnal knowledge, but also something deeper, a more resistant knowledge as life fails to offer happiness or redemption. In prose both searching and muscular, John Donatich's The Variations has located the right metaphor for our spiritual crisis in this story of one man's spiritual disillusion and ache for self-knowledge.

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The Variations (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780805094381
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Henry Holt and Co., 2/2012

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780312326548
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 12/2005

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