The Power and the Glory (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780142437308, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2003
In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly whiskey priest is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.
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About the Author
John Updike author of Rabbit, Run and other celebrated works, is a preeminent American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet."
Praise For The Power and the Glory…
“Brilliant . . . a splendid achievement.” —The Atlantic Monthly