The Tricky Part (Paperback)

A Boy's Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man's Journey to Forgiveness

By Martin Moran

Beacon Press, 9780807084502, 328pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2016



With a New Afterword
Between the ages of twelve and fifteen, Martin Moran had a sexual relationship with an older man, a counselor he d met at a Catholic boys camp. Almost thirty years later, at the age of forty-two, he set out to find and face his abuser. "The Tricky Part" tells the story of this relationship and its complex effect on the man Moran became. Told with startling candor and disarming humor, "The Tricky Part" carries us to the heart of a paradox: that what we think of as damage may be the very thing that gives rise to transformation, even grace.

About the Author

Martin Moran makes his living as an actor and writer in New York City. He has appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including "Titanic, Cabaret, Bells Are Ringing, " and "Floyd Collins." He won a 2004 Obie Award for his one-man play, "The Tricky Part, " which "New York Times" theater critic Ben Brantley praised for the quiet victory of "rendering chaos with this kind of clarity." Moran continues to perform "The Tricky Part" all over the country.