by Mike Robertson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/9/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9798823007733
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9798823007740

About the Book

Like most children brought up Roman Catholic, Richard regularly attended confession. He never quite know why but until he was in high school, he never questioned the purpose, if not the substance of the sacrament. An incident involving a priestly vestment, a confession in a cathedral, overhearing an admission by an elderly lady in an adjacent confessional, the surprising registration for a universe theology course, and Richard leads to a renewal of his faith and an obsession with confession. Further, he accidentally overhears an elderly lady's admission in an adjacent confessional, prompting an investigation into the balance between the harm caused by the sin and the absolution provided by confessors. Over several months, he finds himself investigating misdeeds that would give rise to exceptional measures issued by priests sitting in darkened booths in which divine forgiveness is furnished. A homeless man without a name is murdered and Richard has found the misdeed that he hopes will be absolved by confession. Although his pursuit does not result in anything approaching exoneration, it does provide the murdered man with a name and a mystery with a conclusion.

About the Author

Mike Robertson pursues his literary ambitions with his fifteenth book written and published in the past nineteen years. The books range over a significant contrast of narratives and styles, imagination, humour and recollection often the inspiration. The novel Confessionals joins six novels, The Changing Mysteries of Parkdale Court, The Biography of George, Picture Windows, The Hidden History of Jack Quinn, The First Communion of Murders, and Gone and Back, the novella Get A Job, three collections of short stories, Castings Shadows, Parts of A Past, and These Memories Clear, three volumes of literary entertainments entitled The Smart Aleck Chronicles and an account of his sixty years of playing recreational baseball entitled Innings. Mike Robertson, who has been writing in one form or another since he was in high school, is retired and lives in profound anonymity in Ottawa, Canada.