WITH HIS FIRST NOVEL, Homo Novus, Gerard Cabrera has written an emotionally charged and deeply moving story of two men and the paths that brought them together. As the story begins during Holy Week in 1987, readers find a Catholic priest, Father Linus Fitzgerald, in a hospital in Massachusetts. He is very sick and is being looked after by a young seminarian, Orlando Rosario.
In alternating chapters, the narrative moves back and forth between the two men as they reflect on their lives and journeys both separately and together.
William Burton, a regular reviewer, is based in Provincetown, MA.