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The Priest Fainted

The Priest Fainted

(2014)
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A stunning debut about a young Greek-American woman and the history she shares with her mother and grandmother.

Imam is a recipe known throughout villages in Greece, handed down from mother to daughter. If you come from these villages, your history is passed on through your body.

Its full name is imam baildi, and it means the priest fainted. Perhaps the priest was given a bit of bitter and sweet pleasure, and the power of everything behind the dish pushed him off his rock, just for a moment. Perhaps, when he was tumbling through the air, sighing with fear and ecstasy, he saw a glimpse of a new life to come.

Layered with love affairs, family squabbles, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder, and more, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe for a young Greek-American woman's life. Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson bls memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history, which is the story of one woman's year in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: The Priest Fainted: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Temma Davidson
ISBN: 0-8050-5539-8 / 978-0-8050-5539-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

April 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: The Priest Fainted: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Temma Davidson
ISBN: 0-8050-6109-6 / 978-0-8050-6109-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Priest Fainted: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Temma Davidson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   



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