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  • Published: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741667608
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

Three Cheers For The Paraclete




Winner of the 1968 Miles Franklin Award

From the moment he allows his young cousin and bride to spend the night in his room, Father Maitland causes raised eyebrows and dark mutterings amongst the brothers at St Peter's. Time and again his efforts to do the right thing for his fellow men lead him into conflict with his superiors and the immutable laws of the church - a conflict which ultimately threatens to destroy him both as a priest and as a man. Thomas Keneally's darkly satirical novel, which won him his second successive Miles Franklin Award resounds with intellect and humour.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741667608
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Tom Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train. He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

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Praise for Three Cheers For The Paraclete

“* 'Very funny indeed: the rather awful comedy inherent in a priest's life, especially a post-conciliar priest's life.'”

“Graham Greene”


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