Priestdaddy: A Memoir
Father Dreg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you've ever met-a man who lounges in boxer shorts and loves action movies. His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When a crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood interweaves key moments from her deeply odd religious upbringing with scenes that chronicle the adventures she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Pivoting from the comic to the sublime, and exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood, Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrayal of how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition. Book jacket.
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Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. Her debut collection, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, was released in 2012 by Octopus Books; her second collection, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, was published by Penguin Books in 2017. Her poems have appeared widely, including in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, Tin House and Poetry, and her writing on politics and literature has appeared in New Republic and The London Review of Books.