The Resource Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood

Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood

Label
Priestdaddy
Title
Priestdaddy
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Lockwood
Title variation
Priest daddy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence, from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group, with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition
Summary
The author of Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals presents a darkly comic memoir about her relationship with her unconventional married Catholic priest father, describing emblematic moments from her youth and the crisis that led the author and her non-religious husband to briefly live in her parents' rectory
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Thurber Prize for American Humor, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563812
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lockwood, Patricia
Dewey number
  • 811/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lockwood, Patricia
  • Lockwood, Patricia
  • Poets, American
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956775305
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781594633737
Lccn
2016029241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956775305
Label
Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956775305
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781594633737
Lccn
2016029241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956775305

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