The Book of Sins, a novel by Angie O'Gorman
skillfully portrays the capitalist system's worship of profit, and the failure of Christianity to challenge the collapse of the social contract and the costs of privatization.
"Through Angie O'Gorman's
characters we gain a chance to think about the not-so-distant future, the year 2034 to be precise.
characters remind me of people I know.
Their struggles and conflicts seem familiar.
skillfully builds awareness of a new type of authoritarian structure that dominates their lives.
essays and articles have appeared in America Magazine; Commonweal; National Catholic Reporter; and Natural Bridge
, a journal of contemporary literature published by the University of Missouri-St
compiled and edited The Universe Bends Toward Justice: A Reader on Christian Nonviolence in the United States.
has worked in human rights efforts in Guatemala, Honduras, the West Bank, and the United States.
Angie lives in Saint Louis where she teaches Theology for Peacemakers at Saint Louis University, and is a staff member at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.