Father Meme by Gerald VizenorFather Meme by Gerald Vizenor

Father Meme

byGerald Vizenor

Hardcover | October 16, 2008

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Father Meme, a sleazy priest, abused three altar boys at the Indian Mission Church of the Snow, located on an Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.

The sexual abuse evolves at the mission, at Saint John's Abbey, and on a houseboat at Lake Namakan in the Voyageurs National Park. The altar boys refuse to be victims and stage various strategies of resistance, simultaneously ironic, tricky, and grisly, including the Fourteen Torments founded on the Stations of the Cross. Father Meme is justly sacrificed by the altar boys in a winter fish house on Wiindigoo Lake.

This modern fable of wicked priests, sin, sacrifice, and survivance is told to a visiting lawyer and cultural historian from France, a bygone association of the Fur Trade and the Anishinaabe, or Chippewa, Indians of the Great Lakes.

Father Meme is a singular, memorable novel that confronts clerical sexual abuse and denounces the reluctance of the Catholic Church to punish pedophile priests.


"The Benedictine Monks at Saint John's Abbey first touched my heart by choral music, and then the priest silenced me by his greedy touch and sexual abuse."--from Father Meme

Gerald Vizenor is Distinguished Professor of American studies, University of New Mexico, and professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. Extensively published in the realms of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural studies, he is also a series editor for Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives (University of Ne...
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Title:Father MemeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.62 inPublished:October 16, 2008Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826345158

ISBN - 13:9780826345158

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