The 6th Lamentation
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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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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.
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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