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Dooley's delusion by Tom McHale
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Dooley's delusion

by Tom McHale

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1152. Dooley's Delusion, by Tom McHale (read 13 Feb 1972) This is a very odd book. It was of intense interest to me because it is laid in Sioux City, with special concentration on St Joseph Church. It is poorly written, with typographical and spelling errors, and a weird story. But the references to the locale intrigue. Sioux City is called Great West, but little effort to disguise anything is evident. I am not sure who Grover Mainline is. He came to Great West in 1888 and died in 1893, precipitating the crash of his empire. McHale says St Joe's basement was dedicated January 1893--after a fight over the church's location (Bishop Hennessy wanted it in the bottoms, the richer Irish did not)--again dedicated in February of 1895, and then finally on Sept 3, 1899. After paying off the mortgage, St. Joe's was re-dedicated Sept 4, 1908. Then Father O'Connor went to Rome, and made arrangements for a new altar and the painting in the sanctuary: "The Theological Idea of the Christian World." Among its figures are St Jerome. St. Gregory, St. Augustine, Father Lombard, St. Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, St. Anacletus, St. Bonaventure, Innocent III, Dante, and Fra Angelica. On Nov. 20, 1910, a military High Mass, with bugle calls and drums, marked the completion of the work. If about two pages of scatology were removed from the book, it 'd be fit for anyone to read. ( )
  Schmerguls | Apr 26, 2009 |
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