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The Resource The sect of angels, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli

The sect of angels, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli

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The sect of angels
Title
The sect of angels
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Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Based on a true story and told with the pacing, humour, and thrills of a Mediterranean mystery, Andrea Camilleri's new novel tells of a turnofthecentury Sicilian scandal that revealed a tendency that is with us still: the refusal to accept the truth. The lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect whose members include priests, politicians, and regional VIPs. During the early morning hours, when the town's churches are closed, the 'Sect of the Angels' meets in the sacristy to carry out their holy office: initiating devout virgins into the rites of married life. Preying on their victims' naivete, the hooded 'elect' commit ignominious acts while promising the young women divine grace. In 1901, at a time of immense changes in Sicilian society, the scandal breaks nationwide. But far from being hailed as a hero, Teresi is accused of disrupting the status quo and irrationally blamed for an outbreak of disease and a series of calamities. From the salons, churches and social clubs of Sicily to the country's highest courts, Camilleri's novel is a fastpaced, at times funny, passionately rendered portrait of the machinations of power and the difficult destiny of a local hero
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Camilleri, Andrea
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1954-
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Sartarelli, Stephen
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  • Journalists
  • Sex scandals
  • Italy
  • Sicily (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sect of angels, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781609455132
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019019408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The sect of angels, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781609455132
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019019408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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