Books: The Bad Shepherd

THE SIN OF FATHER AMARO (352 pp.) —fco de Queiroz—S/. Morl/n's ($5.95).

When young Father Amaro arrives at his new post in the cathedral town of Leiria, he finds Father Dias, his old mentor from seminary days, snugly ensconced with a plump middle-aged mistress. The local abbot, a famous chef and gourmet, delivers sermons on such worldly topics as how to prepare sarrabulhos—a Portuguese delicacy concocted from pig's blood and giblets. Worldliness is a communi-cabla disease. Soon Father Amaro is successfully pursuing Amelia, the beautiful daughter of his new landlady.

Love of God and lust soon become hopelessly intermingled. Because Amaro is her...

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