Diary of a Heretic by Kathleen MaherDiary of a Heretic by Kathleen Maher

Diary of a Heretic

byKathleen Maher

Paperback | August 1, 2015

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Malcolm Tully, the sensitive young owner of a pastry shop in suburban Chicago, only wanted an open-mike night, not a spiritual movement. But when his shop hosts a Saturday night discussion group, he finds an audience hungry to learn life's meaning and ready to pay for it. Seduced by his scheming pastry chef, Carlos, Malcolm becomes reluctant leader of a cult-like business enterprise that Carlos thinks will make them rich. Malcolm's diary chronicles their transformation as the outlandish venture grows beyond their wildest dreams. His initial panic turns to pride as he gains confidence, but he falters when self-doubt creeps in. Carlos's sexual blandishments turn desperate as he becomes dependent on Malcolm to keep the money flowing in. Quirky, comic, erotic, and poignant, DIARY OF A HERETIC is a wild ride through the dark reaches of faith and desire.

Kathleen Maher is the author of "Diary of a Heretic," a novel, and "Underground Nest," a novella, both published by Beekman Press. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, and her current work, including serial online fiction, can be found at kathleenmaher.net.
Title:Diary of a HereticFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:August 1, 2015Publisher:Beekman PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0985829745

ISBN - 13:9780985829742

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Editorial Reviews

"'If you want to get rich, you start a religion.' That is the first thing I thought of when reading this delightfully quirky novel...endlessly entertaining." --Stacy Decker, Goodreads"A fascinating book!" --Bill Thompson, Eye on Books"'Diary of a Heretic' was like reading Kurt Vonnegut's 'Breakfast of Champions' for the first time. Maher gives us a deeply philosophical and yet very approachable novel." --Rabid Readers Reviews