What's to Become of the Boy?

“What’s to Become of the Boy?” and “The Collected Stories,” by Heinrich Böll

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In one of her letters, Flannery O’Connor noted that many Catholics end up suffering as much or more from the Church itself as from those who oppose it and its beliefs. This came to mind more than once as I read these two books, part of what Melville House Publishing calls “The Essential Heinrich Böll,” which also includes six other works.

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