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Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

A quick read; a half an hour at most? This is a story about a nun who attempts to protect a child from a pedophile priest. All abuse is implied. It takes place in a New York Catholic school in 1964. The author calls this story "a parable."

This is an incredibly powerful read. I find the author's interpretation of all parties, their interactions with each other and their position on the abuse profound, quite illuminating and thoughtful. So many people are affected in so many different ways.

I have been told that the movie remains quite faithful to the play. I'll be seeing it as soon as I can.

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