On the journey from piety to hedonism, the experiences lived and choices made along the way will never be easy. Narrated over the course of three decades, the characters found inside this novel engage in a harsh, brutal questioning of what is right and wrong, good and bad. Pushing moral and ethical boundaries from the first page until the last line, the path from a Parochial Education to a Carnal Life will exhilarate, frustrate, enrage, and confound all who choose to take it. Join the author Michael J. Cirillo in extolling the enduring power of free speech as you read through the pages of this fast paced novel turned literary spectacle. Through expert use of dialogue and a descriptive narrative that places you in each scene, the audience will discover how one's life experience can bring together an understanding of the acceptance of homosexuality in Islam, a meth fueled education at a Catholic seminary, a tryst inside the halls of a juvenile psychiatric center, high stakes financial gambling, an escape through the byzantine alleys of a country falling into dictatorship, loves found on three continents, the appearance of sinners wrapped in cloaks of sainthood, and so much more.