Father of Lies by Brian Evenson audiobook
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Father of Lies

By Brian Evenson
Read by Mauro Hantman

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798400117213

  • ISBN: 9798400117213

Runtime: 4.48 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A fearless, scathing, and irresistible novel about madness, power, and the hypocrisy of religious institutions.

Lay provost Eldon Fochs is a happily married father of four. Based on his disturbing dreams, he may also be a sex criminal. His therapist isn't sure, and his church is determined to protect its reputation. Written from the perspectives of Fochs, his analyst Dr. Alexander Feshtig, and the letters exchanged between Feshtig and his superiors in the church hierarchy, Father of Lies is Brian Evenson's fable of power, paranoia, and the dangers of blind obedience. It offers a terrifying vision of how far institutions will go to protect themselves against the innocents who may be their victims.

This edition includes an introduction by Samuel R. Delaney (Dhalgren).

“Evenson's literary genius lay in his ability to spread reasonable doubt and blur lines of inquiry.” —New York Journal of Books

Father of Lies stands out among Evenson's work as the most institutionally critical, morally unsettling.” —Vice

“Packed with the kind of psychological tension that creates classics and a critique of organized religion that's too loud, clear, and sharp to ignore.” —Horror Talk

“[Evenson's] scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a reasoned attack on blind religious obedience.” —Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Brian Evenson

Author Bio: Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson has written several works of fiction, including The Wavering Knife, for which he was awarded IHG Award for best story collection, and The Open Curtain, an Edgar Award finalist. His novel Last Days won the ALA award for Best Horror Novel of 2009 and was on Time Out New York’s list of top books of 2009. Evenson is the director of Brown University’s Literary Arts Program and is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize and an NEA fellowship. He has also written Dead Space novels under the name B. K. Evenson.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 4.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English