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The Sect of angels

Author: Andrea Camilleri; Stephen Sartarelli
Publisher: New York, NY : Europa Editons, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a true story and told with the pacing, humor, and thrills of a Mediterranean mystery, Andrea Camilleri's new novel tells of a turn-of-the-century 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
SECT OF ANGELS.
[Place of publication not identified], EUROPA EDITIONS, 2019
(OCoLC)1055430646
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Camilleri; Stephen Sartarelli
ISBN: 9781787701755 1787701751 9781609455149 1609455142
OCLC Number: 1085349203
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Responsibility: Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

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Based on a true story and told with the pacing, humor, and thrills of a Mediterranean mystery, Andrea Camilleri's new novel tells of a turn-of-the-century 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 fast-paced, at times funny, passionately rendered portrait of the machinations of power and the difficult destiny of a local hero.

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