Books: Giggles from the Choir Loft

THE INNOCENT CURATE by Paris Leary. 203 pages. Doubleday. $3.95.

U.S. satirists are sometimes at a loss to find a really big fat Establishment to skewer. The American college, Big Business, Suburbia and Madison Avenue may still make young men angry, but who is mad at the Episcopal Church? It is not even, like its parent body within the Anglican Communion, Established. Paris Leary, a 32-year-old poet, has rashly ignored all of these considerations in a first novel that invites the reader to share his evident hilarity at High Anglican priests, parishioners and monks...

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