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The 6th Lamentation

Brodick, William

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ISBN 10: 0670031917 / ISBN 13: 9780670031917
Published by Viking, New York, 2003
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Advance uncorrected proofs, in glossy wraps. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the title page: "For Maria C-- / A small memento of a very pleasant meeting. / William Brodick / 12.21.03." The author has also penned his email address on the facing page. The author's debut novel. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Spine and wraps uncreased. Mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 002966

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Larkwood Priory, England: Father Anselm is stopped by an old man. What, he is asked, should a man do when the world has turned against him? Anselm's response: claim sanctuary. But the answer sets off more trouble than he ever could have imagined when the man returns, demanding the protection of the Church. He is Eduard Schwermann, a suspected Nazi war criminal.

Agnes Aubret has unburdened a secret to her granddaughter Lucy. Fifty years earlier, Agnes was in occupied Paris, risking her life to smuggle Jewish children to safety-until her group was exposed by an SS officer: Eduard Schwermann.

Not only has the Church granted Schwermann sanctuary before; in 1944 it helped him escape from France to begin a new life in Britain. As Anselm attempts to find out why and as Lucy delves deeper into her grandmother's past, their investigations dovetail to form a remarkable story.

William Brodrick makes a dazzling debut in this literary thriller where two seemingly unconnected lives gradually, shockingly converge. Brodrick, himself a former Augustinian friar, is a master of precision plotting, morally complex characterization, and crisp historical re-creation. In Father Anselm, Brodrick has crafted a unique and compelling hero. And The 6th Lamentation promises to be the literary thriller discovery of the season.

About the Author: William Brodrick, in a career change that reverses Father Anselm's, was an Augustinian friar before leaving in order to become a practicing barrister. This is his first novel and Agnes's story is loosely based on the wartime experiences of his mother.

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Title: The 6th Lamentation

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

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