Glory Be To the Father, the Son... Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book describes with humor and profound emotion the intensity of a family in collapse. The main character, Edward, wrestles with choosing a religious vocation and struggles with the decision to sever all ties with his family. In between he grapples with the adversities as well as the pleasures that girls, gangs, heroes, nuns and religion in South Chicago offer a young boy who must also cope with the dysfunction of his family and sometimes even himself.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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