Gospel According to Luke

Gospel According to Luke

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Aggie Grey is a jaded sexual health counsellor who finds herself having to defend her abortion clinic against the attacks of a radical new fundamentalist sect. Pastor Luke Butler is young, idealistic and out to capture the hearts and minds of Sydney's disaffected youth; his first campaign is to shut down Aggie Grey's clinic. Caught in the crossfire is 16-year-old Honey - pregnant, battered and ready to cling to whatever hope is offered. As Aggie and Luke fight over the fate of Honey's unborn child, they discover a deep and surprising connection. But as the war between the secular and religious intensifies, Aggie, Luke and Honey find themselves in moral and physical danger. Against a backdrop of religious terrorism and social decay, "The Gospel According to Luke" is a contemporary love story about belief, family, grief and hope.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 23mm | 340g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852429364
  • 9781852429362
  • 1,933,258

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"'A hard-hitting debut about modern adolescence' The List 'The Australian novelist eschews the obvious child abuse narrative for a more complex look at the nature of violence and sex in this emotional rollercoaster' Herald 'A thought-provoking and searing first novel' The Age 'Far too well-written to be discarded as shock-smut' Arena 'By the end of Taming the Beast - through which I forgot to eat - I felt terrified, feverish, and green at the gills. And utterly awed' Big Issue in the North"show more

About Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire is a Sydney novelist, essayist and English teacher. Her writing on sex, religion, culture and literature have been published in newspapers and journals including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Griffith Review and The Observer. Her darkly erotic first novel, Taming the Beast, has been translated into ten languages and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.show more

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