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The sect of angels / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

The sect of angels / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
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ISBN 9781609455132 (paperback)
Author Camilleri, Andrea author.
Title The sect of angels / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
Publisher/Date New York : Europa Editions, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 205 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Note 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 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.
Subject Journalists -- Italy -- Sicily -- Fiction
Sex scandals -- Italy -- Sicily -- Fiction
Italy -- History -- 1870-1914 -- Fiction
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1870-1945 -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Added Author Sartarelli, Stephen translator.
Shelf Location F CAMI
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