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The Resource The Sect of Angels

The Sect of Angels

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The Sect of Angels
Title
The Sect of Angels
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Summary
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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Camilleri, Andrea
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
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The Sect of Angels
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:971eb1aa-5c62-40ce-b0a5-0931ec844570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609455149
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sect of Angels
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:971eb1aa-5c62-40ce-b0a5-0931ec844570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781609455149
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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