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Marginalia: A 'Via Negativa' Pilgrimage With Daniel Hornsby


Daniel Hornsby novel, Via Negativa, takes readers on a journey across the midwest with Fr. Dan, the narrator of the book. Along the way, Fr. Dan picks up a wounded coyote and tries to nurse it back to health in the back of his Toyota Camry.

The premise sounds simple enough, but weaves into the story medieval texts, current scandals, and perhaps most complicated of all, faith.

I recently spoke with Hornsby about Via Negativa. Here’s our conversation:


Via Negativa by Daniel Hornsby is published by Knopf.

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