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Probation

af Tom Mendicino

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Andy Nocera is on probation after being arrested for solicitation in a public toilet. After being kicked out by his wife and fired by his father-in-law, he now lives with his mother and has a job selling display shelving across the country. The 'highlight' of his week is a court-mandated counselling session with a psychiatrist who also happens to be a Jesuit priest. Resistant at first, Andy gradually surrenders to his persistent probing as to why a content married man would risk his seemingly perfect life for an anonymous sexual encounter.… (mere)
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I felt such sympathy AND empathy for Andy in the hard place he found himself in. That wasn't what I expected. I thought I'd identify more with his wife, because she was the "innocent" one in the marriage. But there's always more than one side to the story, and so it is with Andy and Alice. Did she know? Or at least suspect? I could never decide. Their marriage was as happy as one could expect it to be when one partner is withholding such a big part of himself.

I loved the relationship between Andy and his therapist Matt who was also a priest. I couldn't help but be angry with Matt because he left abruptly, though.

The story was the kind that I want to believe led to a happy ending. But I don't think anyone but Alice got that happy ending. I hope that all the things Andy went through helped him "find himself" one day. ( )
  gentlespirit512 | Nov 27, 2018 |
Following an indiscretion at a rest area Andy, a married man of about forty years, finds himself sentenced to a years probation. His wife, with the active backing of his father in law kicks him out and he moves back to live with his widowed mother. Over the course of the year we follow Andy through the regular counselling that is part of the terms of his probation with a doctor/priest. He has to contend with his antagonistic sister, the failing health of his mother, and his own inclinations which drive him towards one night stands with other men. But it is not all despair for Andy as his cousin's teenage son comes out to him and needs his help, and he may even have an admirer.

What is most notable about Probation is the quality of the writing, making it a pleasure to read for this alone. The main character Andy is not so easy to like at first, but one warms to him over the course of the novel despite his failings. ( )
  presto | Dec 21, 2016 |
I felt such sympathy AND empathy for Andy in the hard place he found himself in. That wasn't what I expected. I thought I'd identify more with his wife, because she was the "innocent" one in the marriage. But there's always more than one side to the story, and so it is with Andy and Alice. Did she know? Or at least suspect? I could never decide. Their marriage was as happy as one could expect it to be when one partner is withholding such a big part of himself.

I loved the relationship between Andy and his therapist Matt who was also a priest. I couldn't help but be angry with Matt because he left abruptly, though.

The story was the kind that I want to believe led to a happy ending. But I don't think anyone but Alice got that happy ending. I hope that all the things Andy went through helped him "find himself" one day. ( )
  gentlespirit512 | Nov 22, 2016 |
Andy is a man who did a mistake, and being discovered in a public toilet having sex with another man is not that mistake; the novel is not easy, but helped also by Andy’s therapy with Matt, an “original” catholic priest, the reader has the chance to dig into Andy’s past and memories, and I think that basically Andy was trying to prove to his father that he could be better than what the man was expecting. Marrying Alice, a woman that is more a friend than a lover, was only another step into that path Andy was forcing himself to follow. Alice is really a good character and above all a good friend; when their marriage crashed down, she is not anger, not even wounded, by Andy’s betrayal, she is more worried for him, for his well-being, and she will be the one, in the end, to give to Andy that approval he was so desperately searching.

Andy is desperately in searching of approval, the search is something always present in his life; first his father, than his wife, than his mother and in the end also from Matt. Matt is not only a catholic priest, he is also Andy’s therapist; a relationship between them is impossible, and sincerely I have never felt any interest in Matt if not that of a good doctor towards his patient. But Andy builds in his mind a love story, an unrequited love that, if not for the doctor/patient relationship, if not for the chastity’s vote of Matt, if not for a lot of other reason, it would have been wonderful… yes, it would have been wonderful since it was not possible. Andy needs to have target in his life that he is unable to reach, I think since, if he reached them in the end, he could realize they were not what he really wanted. It’s the behaviour of someone who is scared to live, and Matt helped him to understand the search for true love was probably something that was able to help Andy in his recovery.

I need to be true to Matt, also I was hoping for him to be gay, and more than once I hoped the time for him to confess his love to Andy was finally arrived. But no, even if Matt is gay, he was faithful to his mission, and for mission I mean that of doctor. Why am I not excluding the chance Matt is gay? Since I found quite strange for a catholic priest to not condemn Andy; true he has never said to Andy, go out and find a male lover, but he has also never insinuated the opposite. For Matt was more important that Andy was able to build a solid and long-term relationship, the gender of the partner was not an issue. That was a surprise, and I’m true, when at first Matt was introduced as a catholic priest, I turned up my nose at the idea.

Probation is not a light tale, but it’s not even dark and sad as I was expecting. The light note at the end makes it worthy from a romantic point of view, and most of the supporting character, Alice, Matt, were unexpectedly good and positive, again, a nice surprise.

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  elisa.rolle | Aug 16, 2011 |
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There are many moments of lyrical beauty, plus enough cinematic twists and turns—disturbing tricks, the ex-wife’s new life, a gay relative, Andy’s mother’s illness—to keep readers anxiously racing through the chapters.

Read more: Probation - Gay & Lesbian - Time Out New York http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-cultu...
 
For a debut novel, Probation, with its compelling characterizations and intricate tale of redemption and self-acceptance, exceeds all expectations. With its dark overtones and message of hope and courage, it is a read that both rewards and enlightens.
 
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Andy Nocera is on probation after being arrested for solicitation in a public toilet. After being kicked out by his wife and fired by his father-in-law, he now lives with his mother and has a job selling display shelving across the country. The 'highlight' of his week is a court-mandated counselling session with a psychiatrist who also happens to be a Jesuit priest. Resistant at first, Andy gradually surrenders to his persistent probing as to why a content married man would risk his seemingly perfect life for an anonymous sexual encounter.

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