9781609455132

The Sect Of Angels

Andrea Camilleri


Format:
ISBN: 9781609455132
Published: March 2019

Price: $24.99

Reserve & Collect

Reserve and collect from your local Harry Hartog shop.

Condition: New

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.

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781609455132
  • Published: March 2019
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Width (mm): 135
  • Height (mm): 210
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

AVAILABLE IN-STOCK *

This item is on the shelf at the following Harry Hartog shops. Please contact the shop to hold your copy.

* Availability and price subject to change at any time.