As gale-force winds of change blow recklessly across the landscapes of life in the 1960s, rendering everything fair game for personal re-evaluation, Monsignor Sam Kennedy begins questioning all he believes about his Church. Experiencing deep personal turmoil, he sets out to find fuller meaning and greater authenticity in his priestly life. This journey leads him onto a collision course with Gillian Spencer, a bright, articulate feminist full of Marxist ideals. She challenges him on every level of his being. Told simultaneously in Sam’s and Gillian’s voices, the reader is taken into their struggle to remain true to themselves, yet profoundly grace one another’s lives in spite of an institutional Church that, while proclaiming human compassion, in reality believes only in power and in itself. Most of all, this is a story about how dreams spun from tender threads of hope can be thwarted by institutional religion.