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Virgin And Martyr

Virgin And Martyr


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Description for VIRGIN AND MARTYR by Andrew M Greeley:

This is the story of Cathy Collins, known at one time as Sister Mary Amabilis. Beautiful, sensual, impulsive, and impish, she is possessed by both a boundless affection and generosity and a deep religious fervor. Now the three men who knew her best confront the terrible report of her rape, torture, and death at the hands of a Latin American dictator...Father Ed Carny, the charismatic priest who leads the mission in Costaguana where Cathy died---and who claims her multimillion-dollar legacy for his radical cause...Nick Curran, her old schoolmate, lawyer, and onetime lover...and Father Blackie Ryan, her confidant who will not rest until he knows the answers to the heart-breaking questions: Who had Cathy Collins become, what was she seeking and why did she die?

It is a journey that will take Blackie, Nick, and the reader into the heart and mind of a young woman who witnessed local "revelations" with her mother, reluctantly rejected romance for the strict severity and self-denial of the convent, and finally, let her emotional idealism sweep her into the left-wing politics and anti-establishment movements of the late sixties...a story packed with increasing suspense and drama as the men who love her race across a continent and against the clock to discover the terrible, incredible, and ultimately glorious truth surrounding the life of the impassioned Cathy Collins.

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