Three Cheers for the Paraclete
|Publisher||Angus and Robertson, Australia|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ4.K336 Th PR9619.3.K46|
|Preceded by||Bring Larks and Heroes|
|Followed by||The Survivor|
After studying overseas for some years a young priest, James Maitland, returns to Australia to teach at a seminary.
In The Canberra Times, John N. Molony is impressed with the book but finds a number of problems with it: "The heart of the novel is about belief, but for this reviewer the transplant didn't work. It is hard to say about a Keneally that his theme was too big for him and that he couldn't incarnate his problem in living characters. Yet in this instance they do not measure up."
Kirkus Reviews found something more in the book: 'Keneally's rather existential points are made with delicacy, at times with a warm, broad humor, and Father James is a vigorous, attractive priest. A thoughtful and sentient book."
Awards and nominations
- Miles Franklin Literary Award, 1968: winner
- C. Weichhardt Award for Australian Literature, 1969: winner
|Awards and achievements|
Bring Larks and Heroes
| Miles Franklin Award recipient
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