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The Resource Child of the twilight, Carmel Bird

Child of the twilight, Carmel Bird

Label
Child of the twilight
Title
Child of the twilight
Statement of responsibility
Carmel Bird
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sydney Peony Kent is a nineteen year-old American. She was a longed-for IVF baby, 'product of an unknown egg and unknown sperm' implanted in her mother, Avila. Avila not only used the latest scientific techniques to conceive Sydney, but also prayed to the Bambinello, a small carved and jewelled statue of the infant Jesus housed in the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome and is said to have miraculous properties. Avila's distant relative, Father Roland Bruccoli, was conceived in a more conventional manner, but his mother too prayed to the Bambinello before his birth -- and that of his twin sister Eleena. It is when the adult Roland is visiting the church of Santa Maria one evening that the Bambinello is stolen. Roland hopes that Father Cosimo, an archivist, poet and riddler said to speak in the ancient green language of the troubadours, can assist in discovering what has happened to the Bambinello. But when matters of belief are involved, nothing is straightforward, as Sydney discovers herself when she too becomes caught up in tracing the Bambinello's fate. -- Publisher description
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350562
Cataloging source
ANL
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1940-
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Bird, Carmel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Avatars (Religion)
  • Relic thefts
  • Faith
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Belief and doubt
Target audience
adult
Label
Child of the twilight, Carmel Bird
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
275162
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780732284541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Child of the twilight, Carmel Bird
Publication
Control code
275162
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780732284541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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