A stolen tongue

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Publisher:
Anchor Books,
Pub. Date:
1998.
Edition:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Language:
English
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It is 1483. Father Felix Fabri has set sail from Germany to Mount Sinai on a pilgrimage to venerate the relics of the spiritual bride he took when he first swore his vows, the martyr Saint Katherine of Alexandria. Joined by a disturbed young woman who claims that Saint Katherine speaks through her, and her older brother whose intentions are never clear, Felix soon finds his expectations for a pure and holy journey crushed. Following a tempestuous sea voyage, Felix's group comes ashore to pay homage and celebrate Katherine's life in Greece and Palestine. Each time they come to worship, though, they find that the remains of Katherine's body are being stolen in bits and pieces; her hand, her ear, and then her tongue are missing from their holy resting places. Desperate to discover the thief and save his saint from such a brutal fate, Felix is thrust into a deep and strange mystery that takes him across the desert and plumbs the depths of his soul. Based on the historical Wanderings of Friar Felix Fabri, this suspenseful and thrilling novel is an irresistible look at how history resonates in the present landscape, and how heaven, through the follies and passions of men, constantly reinvents itself.
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display_description A riveting mystery that recalls the work of Umberto Eco and Barry Unsworth, A Stolen Tongue is the captivating debut novel that launched critically acclaimed author Sheri Holman's literary career. In 1483, Father Felix Fabri sails from Germany to Mount Sinai on a pilgrimage to venerate the relics of Saint Katherine of Alexandria. But at each of the shrines he visits throughout Greece and Palestine, he finds that the remains of Katherine's body are being stolen piece by piece: her hand, her ear, and then her tongue vanish from their holy resting places. Desperate to discover the thief and save his saint from such appalling desecration, Felix is thrust into a strange mystery that takes him across the desert and plumbs the depths of his soul.
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subject_facet Catherine, -- of Alexandria, Saint -- Relics -- Fiction, Catherine, -- of Alexandria, Saint. -- Relics -- Fiction, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Fiction, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Palestine -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Electronic books, Fabri, Felix, -- 1441 or 1442-1502 -- Fiction, Fabri, Felix, -- 1441 or 1442-1502. -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Middle Ages -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Palestine -- Fiction
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title_full A stolen tongue / Sheri Holman, A stolen tongue [electronic resource] / Sheri Holman
title_short A stolen tongue
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