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The Tricky Part: A boy's story of sexual trespass, a man's journey to…
by Martin Moran
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307276538, Paperback)Raised in a loving Catholic family in Denver, Martin Moran was a star student who imagined that he’d one day become a U.S. senator. When he was twelve years old, a camp counselor seduced him, initiating a sexual relationship that would last three years–and haunt Moran’s life for decades. He discovered a passion for acting and built a career that would take him to Broadway, but only when Moran finally tracked down and confronted his abuser thirty years later could he finally forgive himself for someone’s else trespass.
Funny and tender about growing up Catholic and gay, The Tricky Part never oversimplifies either the abuse or the vexing work of recovering from it. This powerful story carries us to the heart of a paradox: that what we think of as damage may be the very thing that gives rise to transformation, even grace.
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Martin Moran's family lived in a Denver neighborhood, but what seemed most central, most important, was that they belonged to Christ the King--the church and school up the hill. And what Martin learned, as a good Catholic boy, was that the Hereafter was what counted; the here--fickle and unreliable--was the problem. Martin's world changed abruptly when, at the age of twelve, a church-camp counselor seduced him. In his memoir Moran takes us deep into the ongoing sexual relationship that followed the seduction, explores its effects upon his adult life, and finally confronts the perpetrator, now an old man in a veterans' hospital. In examining the paradoxes of human relationships, Moran manages to uncover divine grace in the most unlikely forms.--From publisher description.
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