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The Judas Cloth

Julia Comp O'Faolain

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ISBN 10: 0571290183 / ISBN 13: 9780571290185
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Paperback. 610 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 1.4in.1878: Pope Pius IX dies, after a misguided papacy that has stamped out liberalism, centralized papal power and witnessed the Popes declaration of Infallibility. The Judas Cloth is told from the standpoint of Piuss son Nicola Santi, an orphan unaware of his scandalous paternity, who becomes a priest intent on honest and compassionate service, only to suffer disillusion. A wonderful basilica of a novel. IndependentAn astonishing achievement. Irish TimesRich in bizarre theatre. . . unabashed period drama, gorgeous and sinister grand guignol. Sunday TimesOFaolain gently but unmistakably draws parallels with todays church. . . I hope his holiness reads it. Telegraph This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780571290185

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Title: The Judas Cloth

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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1878: Pope Pius IX dies, after a misguided papacy that has stamped out liberalism, centralized papal power and witnessed the Pope's declaration of Infallibility. The Judas Cloth is told from the standpoint of Pius's son Nicola Santi, an orphan unaware of his scandalous paternity, who becomes a priest intent on honest and compassionate service, only to suffer disillusion.

'A wonderful basilica of a novel.' Independent

'An astonishing achievement.' Irish Times

'Rich in bizarre theatre... unabashed period drama, gorgeous and sinister grand guignol.' Sunday Times

'O'Faolain gently but unmistakably draws parallels with today's church... I hope his holiness reads it.' Telegraph

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Julia O'Faolain was born in London in 1932. Her novel No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was brought up in Cork and Dublin, educated in Paris and Rome and married an American historian in Florence. She lived for many years in the US, and now lives in London. A major collection of her short stories will be published by Faber and Faber.

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