In a small Scottish parish, an English priest is stalked by the fear of scandal, class hatred and lost ideals. Over the Spring and Summer of 2003, Father David becomes friends with two young people, Mark and Lisa: by the year's end his life is the focus of public hysteria.
About the Author
Andrew O'Hagan, one of Britain's most exciting and serious contemporary writers, has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Named one of "Granta" magazine's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003, he has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.