A Catholic priest picks up his pen one day and writes the 7-year-old son whom he has never been in touch with. What does a priest-dad tell his child? How does he negotiate the distance created by time and ages-long traditions? The result is a startling reflection on faith, the priesthood, and all the uncomfortable spaces in between. Part narrative and part mini manual on life, the letter provides a window into the humanity of its writer and his kind even as it relentlessly seeks the absolution it does not ask for.
Published in 2013. Second reprint 2014.