The Gospel of Winter

The Gospel of Winter A Fearless Debut Novel About The Restorative Power Of Truth And Love After The Trauma Of Abuse.As Sixteen Year Old Aidan Donovan S Fractured Family Disintegrates Around Him, He Searches For Solace In A Few Bumps Of Adderall, His Father S Wet Bar, And The Attentions Of His Local Priest, Father Greg The Only Adult Who Actually Listens To Him.When Christmas Hits, Aidan S World Collapses In A Crisis Of Trust When He Recognizes The Darkness Of Father Greg S Affections He Turns To A Crew Of New Friends To Help Make Sense Of His Life Josie, The Girl He Just Might Love Sophie, Who S A Little Wild And Mark, The Charismatic Swim Team Captain Whose Own Secret Agonies Converge With Aidan S.The Gospel Of Winter Maps The Ways Love Can Be Used As A Weapon Against The Innocent But Can Also, In The Right Hands, Restore Hope And Even Faith Brendan Kiely S Unflinching And Courageous Debut Novel Exposes The Damage From The Secrets We Keep And Proves That In Truth, There Is Power And Real Love.

Brendan Kiely received an MFA in creative writing from The City College of New York His writing has appeared in Fiction, Guernica, The AWP Writer s Chronicle, and other publications Originally from the Boston area, he now teaches at an independent high school and lives with his wife in Greenwich Village.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Gospel of Winter
  • Brendan Kiely
  • English
  • 14 August 2018
  • 1442484896

10 thoughts on “The Gospel of Winter

  1. says:

    O Aidan um rapaz de dezasseis anos de classe alta, com pai ausente e m e indiferente, que para lidar com os seus traumas, se refugia na toma de comprimidos e na presen a consoladora do padre Greg Para um livro com um tema como os esc ndalos de abusos sexuais no seio da Igreja Cat lica de Boston em 2002, conseguiu ser incrivelmente banal, um young adult com v rios dos problemas habituais de livros desse g nero, nos quais se incluem a previsibilidade da narrativa e abund ncia de personagens est O Aidan um rapaz de dezasseis anos de classe alta, com pai ausente e m e indiferente, que para lidar com os seus traumas, se refugia na toma de comprimidos e na presen a consoladora do padre Greg Para u...

  2. says:

    Wow This is a powerful, emotionally moving, and fantastic book.Sixteen year old Aidan Donovan has always existed on the fringes of things A lonercontent to snort Adderall and read by himself, as his wealthy parents marriage disintegrates, he scomfortable with Elena, their housekeeper, than his parents or friends his own age He doesn t have any patience for the dishonesty or non genuineness of the community where he lives Nobody ever said I don t know or I m afraid, and they acte Wow This is a powerful, emotionally moving, and fantastic book.Sixteen year old Aidan Donovan has always existed on the fringes of things A lonercontent to snort Adderall and read by himself, as his wealthy parents marriage disintegrates, he scomfortable with Elena, their housekeeper, than his parents or friends his own age He doesn t have any patience for the dishonesty or non genuineness of the community where he lives Nobody ever said I don t know or I m afraid, and they acted like the masks they wore were their real faces and that they could sustain themselves forever on their own self assurance like they really believed they didn t need anybody else What was that John Donne poem we read in Weinstein s class, No Man Is An Island Not here We were a goddamn social archipelago that called itself a community Why did I feel like I was the only one who...

  3. says:

    Oh, how I wanted to adore The Gospel of Winter its complex main character, its setting among the very rich in Connecticut, its flawed parents, its eloquent prose I began reading with such high expectations, and for at least three quarters of the novel, I was buying it, despite seeing the book s flaws But that last quarter, when I wanted the story to propel to the end, I got bogged down in the author s verbosity Lo...

  4. says:

    A very powerful story about a young man betrayed by his priest and how it changes his outlook on everything he knew to be true Aidan, the central character is from a wealthy family with an absent father and a dramatic mother He has always found comfort in his church, but soon begins to realize that the affection shown by Father Greg towards him is not only very wrong, unlawful, and awful, but also directed at other boys in the church Aidan s acceptance of this truth and his dealings with the A very powerful sto...

  5. says:

    This book had such a rough start that I will openly admit to not finishing The characters are extreme stereotypes The situations they encounter and their dialogue have a contrived feel versus a realistic one.

  6. says:

    The Gospel of Winter which I won from Goodreads Giveaways is a compelling and emotionally charged novel that deals with a sensitive and complex subject with stark honesty and realism As the story opens sixteen year old Aidan Donovan, a boy from an affluent family fractured by betrayal and separation is struggling to make sense of the abuse he suffered at the hands of a local priest someone he expected guidance, security and assurance from Haunted by the shadow of evil, lies and secrecy tha The Gospel of Winter which I won from Goodreads Giveaways is a compelling and emotionally charged novel that deals with a sensitive and complex subject with stark honesty and realism As the story opens sixteen year old Aidan Donovan, a boy from an affluent family fractured by betrayal and separation is struggling to make sense of the abuse he suffered at the hands of a local priest someone he expected guidance, security and assurance from Haunted by the shadow of evil, lies and secrecy that have deformed his life, and afraid to reach out for help, Aidan has found a crutch in drugs and alcohol In his deteriorating world he struggles to find a sense stability and normalcy, and clings to his friendship with Mark, Josie and Sophie only to find the darkness of the past creeping in and threa...

  7. says:

    originally posted on my blog Ciao Bella P R O S Gripping, relevant story on a topic not often seen in YA The movie Spotlight recently snagged the Best Picture award at this year s Oscars ceremony The title was well deserved, as the acting was phenomenal, the directing superb, and the story both true and engrossing When I picked up The Gospel of W...

  8. says:

    Disclaimer I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.My Summary Aiden is living in the midst of what some would describe as their worst nightmare With his already unstable home life crumblingandevery day, Aiden begins to self medicate However, the alcohol and drugs can t fill the hole inside his heart, so Aiden beg...

  9. says:

    I picked up this book because the cover was beautiful and the title intrigued me Sadly, those were the only good things about this book It was obvious within the first three pages that this was the author s first novel, and that was largely because the book just jumped between major plot points without any of the rise and fall you mi...

  10. says:

    Wow This is a powerfully written book I applaud the author for telling this story It was hard to read at times because it was pretty raw, so I can imagine that writing it must have been tough It was very well written, and while the characters were flawed, they were not unlikeable, just real I think he did a great job at portraying teenagers and I was brought back to my younger years when my conflicting desires to be normal and to stand out, or be myself, were constantly at war.My favourite Wow This is a powerfully written book I applaud the author for telling this story It was hard to read at times because it was pretty raw, so I can imagine that writing it must have been tough It was very well written, and while the characters were flawed, they were not unlikeable, just real I think he did a great job at portraying teenagers and I wa...

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