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The Gospel of Winter

By Brendan Kiely

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.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • TF Kiely, Teen Fiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • TF Kiely, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

1442484896


Format: Book
Author: Kiely, Brendan
Summary: Managing the challenges of his fractured family by taking Adderall, sneaking drinks, and confiding in an abusive priest, Aidan finds support from new friends including a crush, a wild girl, and a swim-team captain with his own secrets.
Title: The gospel of winter / a novel by Brendan Kiely.
Publisher Date: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
Subject: Family life -- Teen fiction. Sexual abuse -- Teen fiction. Drug abuse -- Teen fiction. Connecticut -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 1442484896 9781442484894
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: TF Kiely
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Bib Id: 493330

Format: Book
Author: Kiely, Brendan, author.
Summary: Managing the challenges of his fractured family by taking Adderall, sneaking drinks, and confiding in an abusive priest, Aidan finds support from new friends including a crush, a wild girl, and a swim-team captain with his own secrets.
Title: The gospel of winter / a novel by Brendan Kiely.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Family life -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Sexual abuse -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Drug abuse -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Connecticut -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: bl2013054823
ISBN: 1442484896
ISBN: 9781442484894
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: TF Kiely