Aggie Grey is a sexual health counsellor who finds herself having to defend her abortion clinic against the attacks of a radical fundamentalist sect. Pastor Luke Butler is out to capture the hearts and minds of Sydney's disaffected youth; his first campaign is to shut down Aggie Grey's clinic. Caught in the crossfire is 16-year-old Honey.
Aggie Grey is a jaded sexual health counsellor who finds herself having to defend her abortion clinic against the attacks of a radical new fundamentalist sect. Pastor Luke Butler is young, idealistic and out to capture the hearts and minds of Sydney's disaffected youth; his first campaign is to shut down Aggie Grey's clinic. Caught in the crossfire is 16-year-old Honey - pregnant, battered and ready to cling to whatever hope is offered. As Aggie and Luke fight over the fate of Honey's unborn child, they discover a deep and surprising connection. But as the war between the secular and religious intensifies, Aggie, Luke and Honey find themselves in moral and physical danger. Against a backdrop of religious terrorism and social decay, The Gospel Acording to Luke is a contemporary love story about belief, family, grief and hope.
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Packing in more issues than a Hollyoaks omnibus, this novel reads like a tragic Shakespearean romance, given a coarse 21st century rubdown. * The List * Moving, intelligent and shocking. * Scarlet * A powerful tale of faith and fanaticism. * Big Issue * Emily Maguire...invites the reader to slide into the skins of her beautifully flawed characters and share in their human weaknesses. Be prepared to be absorbed; this is compelling storytelling. * Good Reading * Witty, poignant and hard-hitting. * Sainbury's Magazine *
About Emily Maguire
Emily Maguire was born in Canberra, Australia in 1976, but now lives in Sydney, where she works as an English teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (History and English) and a Master of Arts (English). Her non-fiction has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Adelaide Advertiser, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, Good Reading, dumbo feather and The Glebe. Emily Maguire's first novel Taming the Beast was described as 'a thought-provoking and searing first novel' in The Age, and was published in the UK by Serpent's Tail and by Brandl & Schlesinger in Australia. Her second novel The Gospel According to Luke was bought by Serpent's Tail in the UK and by Brandl & Schlesinger in Australia. Emily was awarded an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship in 2003, a Tasmanian Writers' Centre Residency in 2006 and received a Special Commendation in the 2006 Kathleen Mitchell Awards.
The Gospel According to Luke by Emily Maguire
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