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Holy rollers

Chester Brown went to church to launch a new graphic novel reinterpreting the role of prostitution in the Bible


THE CHURCH of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields is a brick structure located to the east of Toronto’s Little Italy. The original architecture of its current building dates back to 1865, though various renovations and reconstructions have left it a patchwork of styles, and it is small and unassuming enough that it can easily be missed among the more modern buildings surrounding it. Mass for St. Stephen’s Anglican parishioners is held on Sunday mornings and noon on Wednesdays, but its doors were open late one Wednesday evening in April, when it hosted a launch party for Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, the new book by cartoonist Chester Brown, published by Drawn & Quarterly.

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