Tom Carey is a priest in crisis. God's good world has curdled and the Church is beset by scandal. Increasingly, he is haunted by the face of a woman he once secretly loved. Abandoning his comfortable parish he buries himself in the post of Port Chaplain on a busy river, but soon finds himself caught up in the murky world of international people-smuggling. The alluring but sinister Captain Cargo and his beleaguered Filipino crew seem intent on forcing him into a radical expression of his priesthood, but a chance encounter with the woman he has not seen for thirty years throws his vocation and faith into question. Part love story, part thriller, Give Us This Day is a compelling tale of love and faith and the risks of intimacy. A novel in the tradition of Graham Greene, Give Us This Day is above all a poignant study of what it is to be human.
Jonathan Tulloch lives in North Yorkshire with his wife and son. He is the author of three previous novels, The Season Ticket, which won the Betty Trask Prize and was filmed under the title Purely Belter, The Bonny Lad and The Lottery.