The Priest Fainted

A Novel

Catherine T. Davidson

A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book

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Layered with love affairs, long car rides, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder, and more, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe of a young Greek-American woman's life. Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson bls memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history. Alternately enchanted with and enslaved by her past, the narrator discovers her own story in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother.

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Praise for The Priest Fainted

"Davidson has created an admirable heroine, a kind of female Odysseus who must survive the dangers and beauties of a foreign place." (Lisa Shea, The New York Times Book Review

"Pondering the lives of women who came before her, revising Greek myths to uncover feminist parables and chronicling a modern woman's adventures in an ancient land, Davidson's skillfully crafted novel proves it may be possible to forge a connection to the past by living intensely in the present and keeping one's eyes, ears, and imagination open." (Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times)

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About the Author

Catherine T. Davidson

Catherine Temma Davidson has received numerous accolades for her poetry, including awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Dorothy Daniels Award from PEN, and First Prize at the L.A. Poetry Festival. She lives in London.

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The Priest Fainted
A Novel
Catherine T. Davidson

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book
April 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805061093
ISBN10: 0805061096
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 270 pages
$13.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
A John Macrae Book
January 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466862098
ISBN10: 1466862092
270 pages
$7.99
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