Inspired by the lives and careers of Cardinal Francis Spellman and Cardinal Richard Cushing, Larry Smith's debut novella PATRICK FITZMIKE AND MIKE FITZPATRICK evokes the political turmoil, sexual torment, and moral crises that have beset the Catholic Church and defined our era.
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"A vigorous tumble through the power plays of sex, politics, and 20th-century Catholicism. Smith’s tale of two men is crammed with painful humor, and the dangerous but all-too-catholic truth that godliness and filthiness share an earthly bed. To call this book irreverent is to miss the deeper strain. Redemption, if it's possible, emerges from the mud."
— Dennis Mahoney, author of Bell Weather and Fellow Mortals
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