Condemn Not My Children

The Consequences of Pious Evil

by Kasey Coory

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/10/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781452529561
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781452529578

About the Book

When a deviant priest violates a nun, she is sworn to silence by the church in order to avoid a scandal—and then married off to the priest’s older brother, with unforeseen consequences.

Abandoned by those in whom she has placed her trust, a desperate mother suffers a mental breakdown and is deprived of her children.

Near the end of the nineteenth century, two families immigrate to New Zealand, sparking a story that will follow both from that time through the middle of the twentieth century. As an unholy liaison interweaves the two groups, the emotional tapestry is unravelled and rewoven by women of the following generations, each with her own story of heartbreak and courage. Throughout the tale, sacrilege and defilement are first hidden and then revealed, demonstrating the consequences of ignorance and the condemnation of the mentally ill.

In the sweeping saga set in New Zealand, women from several generations of two families deal with the heartbreak of betrayal from those they most trusted.

About the Author

Kasey Coory is a New Zealander of Lebanese and Italian extraction. As a child he suffered from the intolerance and prejudice of dysfunctional relationships. He brings to life a narrative of a bipolar mother who was ostracized by both sides of her family and the church she is devoted to.