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Good Offices
Good Offices | Evelio Rosero
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A beautifully poetic and vivid satire of the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church. Tancredo, a young hunchback, observes and participates in the rites at the Catholic church where he lives under the care of Father Almida. Also in residence are the sexton Celeste Machado, his goddaughter Sabina Cruz, and three widows known collectively as the Lilias, who do the cooking and cleaning and provide charity meals for the local poor and needy. One Thursday, Father Almida and the sexton must rush off to meet the parish’s principal benefactor, Don Justiniano. It will be the first time in forty years Father Almida has not said mass. Eventually they find a replacement: Father Matamoros, a drunkard with a beautiful voice whose sung mass is spellbinding to all. The Lilias prepare a sumptuous meal for Father Matamoros, who persuades them to drink with him. Over the course of the long night the women and Tancredo lose their inhibitions and confess their sins and stories to this strange priest, and in the process re- veal lives crippled by hypocrisy.
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Itchyfeetreader
Good Offices | Evelio Rosero
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Hey #litsywalkers I have managed at least 8000 steps this week each day but only walking round and round the office ! Here‘s a rather lovely zero filter view of the London skyline in then distance (and a light show projecting hearts into a nearby building) that I have just left behind. Happy happy Friday!

squirrelbrain I love city views as much as countryside ones! I think I might have to start measuring my steps again, as I don‘t have much time for ‘proper walking‘! 5mo
Jerdencon Beautiful view! I need to join #litsywalkers even if it is just me walking around my school building! I'm just afraid teachers will see me and want to ask questions! Lol 5mo
Pricel101 Beautiful! Happy weekend! 👋 5mo
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8little_paws That's awesome!! Thank you for sharing 5mo
CarolynM That's lovely. I love London. 5mo
DarcysMom Happy Friday! I 💖 your picture! 5mo
RachelO Lovely photo! 5mo
Wife 🌹 5mo
Kaye Pretty picture ! Good job on your walking this week. 5mo
youneverarrived What a great photo 😍 5mo
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Clevercactus
Good Offices | Evelio Rosero
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I can't even parse a review to this format. See my review on Good Reads, link above 👆🏻

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Clevercactus
Good Offices | Evelio Rosero

For as long as Tancredo can remember, that was the night that shed light on all his nights, a different and devastating night, the beginning or end of his life, agony or resurrection, God alone knows which.

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