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The Night Library: Priestdaddy


Get ready for the first meeting of the Cauldron bookclub: The Night Library.

Content WarningThe texts chosen for our first discussion deal with issues of sexual assault, abortion, and religious eroticism.

Up first is Priestdaddy, a memoir by American poet Patricia Lockwood. This critically acclaimed book is a vivid, heartbreakingly funny memoir about having a married Catholic priest for a father. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Alongside this book we will be reading her poem Rape Joke.


Our bookclub meets bi-monthly IRL. We will have a digital discussion component as well!

FYI: Upcoming book selections + discussion dates will be announced here (and all over our social media duh).

What is The Night Library?