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The Body of This - Stories

Item Number: 62757

Catalog Code: 9781934866054

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Geared towards those who are returning to their faith or looking for a more meaningful Catholic experience, this edgy story collection offers unflinching portrayals of what spirituality means in the modern world.

Each tale in this remarkable book illuminates the complex architecture of people and their surroundings, where many struggle with the rigidity of their physical forms and seek—knowingly or not—the freedom of bodily escape. Informed by a deep fountain of faith, these stories inform and comfort without being G-rated or overly saturated with morality.

Informed by a deep, real-life spirituality, McNabb’s writing glows with a raw and powerful light.   His award-winning stories have appeared in such diverse literary venues as The Missouri Review, and Not Safe, But Good (Best Christian Short Stories, 2007 from Thomas Nelson Publishers.)

About the authorAndrew McNabb lives with his wife and four young children in the West End of Portland, Maine.  His short stories have appeared widely, in some of the nation's premier literary journals, including The Missouri Review, Many Mountains Moving, and Relief, and in the anthology, Not Safe, But Good (Best Christian Short Stories, 2007 from Thomas Nelson.)  He is at work on a memoir/treatise to his children entitled Daddy's Hope: Visions of a Real Alternadad.  Andrew grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and New York University. Andrew is the great-grand nephew of Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P., one of the great men and priests of the twentieth century. Fr. Vincent was, among many other things, an ardent Distributist, a leader of the Catholic Back to the Land Movement, and lead speaker for the Catholic Evidence Guild at Hyde Park. A prolific writer,  Fr. Vincent authored more than thirty books in his lifeteime, many of them prefaced by close friends G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc.  For more information, visit Andrew's website at

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"A tough little bundle of shards that can as easily cut and make you bleed as it can reflect the one true light. These are strange and haunting stories that seek to understand this mortal flesh and its ponderous, fallen relationship with our immortal Creator. Andrew McNabb is a brave storyteller." — Brett Lott, bestselling author, Jewel

“Andrew McNabb’s thought-jabbing vignettes can be as radically transforming as viniculture, turning the water of everyday experience into the wine of life. ” Joseph Pearce, best-selling author of The Quest for Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon and the Church of Rome.

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