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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Antonio Monda Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 22, 2018 ISBN: 9780525632658
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A Catholic priest struggles with the remembrance of an illicit romance in 1970s New York in this powerfully intimate novel of faith and doubt, guilt and love.

Born to an absentee Jewish father and a devout Irish mother, Abram Singer always felt anomalous, an outsider who doesn't truly belong anywhere. Raised Catholic, he finds himself drawn to the meaningful structure of the seminary and becomes a Manhattan parish priest, and administrator of a homeless shelter. Singer's life is guided by a genuine faith in God and a sincere wish to do His work.

But in New York City of the late 70s and early 80s, sin runs rampant and Singer is not deaf to its call. Despite his vow of chastity, he is irresistibly attracted to women and has a long-standing relationship with a young woman named Lisa, whom he genuinely and passionately loves. Their romance, Singer feels, bears the hallmarks of all of his gravest weaknesses--doubt, hypocrisy, and an inability to renounce his own sin. In spite of these misgivings, Lisa's love and support slowly begin to supplant the church in Singer's life, though she refuses to let him walk away from what they both agree is his calling. When Lisa becomes pregnant with Singer's child, her decision and its unhappy aftermath become the turning points around which Singer obsesses, haunted by his faltering faith, the choices he did not make at the time, and the two lives he could not live at once.

Told entirely in Singer's straightforward, self-aware voice, Unworthy is a riveting, morally complex narrative about the nature of faith, loyalty, and identity, and a gritty period piece about a man trying to make his way in one of America's greatest cities. Download and start listening now!

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About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.