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  • ISBN: 1603090355 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781603090353 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 316 p., [13] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf, 2009.

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General Note: Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1996.
Hob's hog -- The Cremation fields -- In the drownings -- The Head of Diocletian -- November saints -- Limping to Jerusalem -- Confessions of a mask -- Angel language -- Partners in knitting -- The Sun looks pale upon the wall -- I travel in suspenders -- Phipps' fire escape.
Summary, etc.: "In a story full of lust, madness, and ecstasy, we meet twelve distinctive characters that lived in the same region of central England over the span of six thousand years. Their narratives are woven together in patterns of recurring events, strange traditions, and uncanny visions. First, a cave-boy loses his mother, falls in love, and learns a deadly lesson. He is followed by an extraordinary cast of characters: a murderess who impersonates her victim, a fisherman who believes he has become a different species, a Roman emissary who realizes the bitter truth about the Empire, a crippled nun who is healed miraculously by a disturbing apparition, an old crusader whose faith is destroyed by witnessing the ultimate relic, two witches, lovers, who burn at the stake. Each interconnected tale traces a path in a journey of discovery of the secrets of the land."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Fantasy fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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