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Book Information: Holy City, the

Holy City, the (2009) [Novel]
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Chris McCool, the dandyish, debonair playboy of a small and insulated community called the Happy Club, reflects on his two lives: the one he lives and the darker one he's tried hard to forget. The illegitimate son of a rich Protestant landowner's wife and a poor Catholic farmer, Chris wanted to be a sixties swinger, driving a Ford Cortina, owning a pair of purple velvet flares, but, despite his good intentions, could not overcome the mysteries and regrets of his own upbringing.

McCabe gives us a narrator whose own insecurities, and most importantly his obsession with a young Catholic Nigerian boy named Marcus Otoya, prevent him from seeing the truth about what he is capable of. Are Chris' inner struggles with his parentage and religion merely personal quests, or do they mask an angrier, more dangerous person beneath?

Original title: The Holy City
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGay & LesbianGay Male
FictionGay & LesbianRomance & Relationships

Edition #1: Holy City, the

Holy City, the (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Holy City, the (December 23, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781596916111
Pages: 224

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