Skip to main content
The sacrament : a novel
The sacrament : a novel
Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson2019
Books
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.
Main title:
The sacrament : a novel / Olaf Olafsson.
Edition:
First edition.
Imprint:
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]©2019
Collation:
292 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Translated from the Icelandic.
ISBN:
9780062899873 (hardback)
Dewey class:
839.6934
Language:
EnglishIcelandic
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionOLAFOnloan - Due: 23 Aug 2021
0