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The Priest Fainted by Catherine Temma Davidson


The Priest Fainted by Catherine Temma Davidson

Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson blends memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history - the story of one woman's year in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother. Layered with love affairs, long car rides, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder and fierce longing, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe of a young Greek-American woman's life.


Davidson has created an admirable heroine, a kind of female Odysseus who must survive the dangers and beauties of a foreign place. (Lisa Shea, The New York Times Book Review Pondering the lives of women who came before her, revising Greek myths to uncover feminist parables and chronicling a modern woman's adventures in an ancient land, Davidson's skillfully crafted novel proves it may be possible to forge a connection to the past by living intensely in the present and keeping one's eyes, ears, and imagination open. (Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times)

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Publication date

1st May 2000


Catherine Temma Davidson

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The Women's Press Ltd


258 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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