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Aelred's Sin

Lawrence Scott

304 pages
Allison & Busby Ltd
Robert de la Borde comes from the Caribbean to England in the 1980's after hearing that his brother, Jean Marc, has died. In Bristol, his brother's journals prompt Robert to visit the Ashton Park Monastery, which Jean Marc entered in the 1960's as Brother Aelred. There Robert pieces together Jean Marc's life; his exuberance, his mental suffering, and his struggle to balance his sexual impulses with his love of God. As Robert is forced to question his inherited prejudices, what unfolds is a story about the triumph of compassion over brutality. Moving from present to past, from cruelty to sympathy, Aelred's Sin is a powerful new novel of erotic love, spiritual awakening and above all, reconciliation.
Author Bio
LAWRENCE SCOTT is from Trinidad and Tobago, resident in London. He is the author of the much acclaimed novel Witchbroom and Ballad for the New World, which contains the award-winning short story 'The House of Funerals'. Scott has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's The Short Story. He now combines his writing with teaching English.