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The Resource The sacrament : a novel, Olaf Olafsson

The sacrament : a novel, Olaf Olafsson

Label
The sacrament : a novel
Title
The sacrament
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Olaf Olafsson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
"The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations of misconduct at a Catholic school in Iceland. During her time there, on a gray winter's day, a young student at the school watches the school's headmaster, Father August Franz, fall to his death from the church tower. Two decades later, the child-now a grown man, haunted by the past-calls the nun back to the scene of the crime. Seeking peace and calm in her twilight years at a convent in France, she has no choice to make a trip to Iceland again, a trip that brings her former visit, as well as her years as a young woman in Paris, powerfully and sometimes painfully to life. In Paris, she met an Icelandic girl who she has not seen since, but whose acquaintance changed her life, a relationship she relives all while reckoning with the mystery of August Franz's death and the abuses of power that may have brought it on. In The Sacrament, critically acclaimed novelist Olaf Olafsson looks deeply at the complexity of our past lives and selves; the faulty nature of memory; and the indelible mark left by the joys and traumas of youth. Affecting and beautifully observed, The Sacrament is both propulsively told and poignantly written-tinged with the tragedy of life's regrets but also moved by the possibilities of redemption, a new work from a novelist who consistently surprises and challenges." -- ONIX annotation
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT7511.O439
LC item number
S3513 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuns
  • Memory
  • Catholic schools
  • Iceland
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Religious
Label
The sacrament : a novel, Olaf Olafsson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089487828
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780062899873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1089487828
Label
The sacrament : a novel, Olaf Olafsson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089487828
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780062899873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1089487828

Library Locations

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