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- DescriptionMexico City, 1649. The Spanish Inquisition holds sway over the capital and at its core lies one ambition: the submission of all to the Catholic faith. Fray Alonso is the most zealous advocate of their mission; amidst the veiled discords of the Holy Office, his diary reveals a world where politics and sanctity are intertwined as he seeks to win the promotion that will gratify his aspirations of both stature and piety. However, outmaeuvered by his rivals in a struggle for power, Alonso is forced to leave the city on a seemingly futile journey rthward where an unlikely friendship with a captured heretic will prove the catalyst for a revolution of his assumptions. His sole prisoner, Juan, a mute, embodies a strangely magnanimous grace. Devoid of a human voice, Juan forges a mysterious connection with Alonso that speaks for something greater than words: the belief in an all-encompassing love. As Alonso is forced to question all his received values, he is left with a choice between instinctual justice and his own pride and desire: their bond proves to be simultaneously a blessing and a test. Lewis' engrossing narrative traces the search for a transcendent divine truth, which is, perhaps, beyond our comprehension. Turbulent and evocative, his tale asks ultimately; if God offers epistemological answers, in what can we place our faith?
- Author BiographyJeffrey Lewis has won numerous awards for his novels including the Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. He is the author of Adam the King, Meritocracy: A Love Story, The Conference of the Birds, Theme Song for an Old Show, and Berlin Cantata, all published by Haus. Lewis lives in Los Angeles and Castine, Maine.
- Author(s)Jeffrey Lewis
- PublisherHaus Publishing Limited
- Date of Publication28/02/2013
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHaus Publishing Limited
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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