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The sacrament : a novel

Author: Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims. A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there, on a gray winter's day, a young student at the school watches the school's headmaster, Father August Franz, fall to his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson
ISBN: 0062899872 9780062899873
OCLC Number: 1089487828
Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Olaf Olafsson.

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"The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims. A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there, on a gray winter's day, a young student at the school watches the school's headmaster, Father August Franz, fall to his death from the church tower. Two decades later, the child - now a grown man, haunted by the past - calls the nun back to the scene of the crime. Seeking peace and calm in her twilight years at a convent in France, she has no choice to make a trip to Iceland again, a trip that brings her former visit, as well as her years as a young woman in Paris, powerfully and sometimes painfully to life. In Paris, she met an Icelandic girl who she has not seen since, but whose acquaintance changed her life, a relationship she relives all while reckoning with the mystery of August Franz's death and the abuses of power that may have brought it on." --Publisher description.

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