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by Valerie Martin

eBook Recent Martyr epub
  • ISBN: 0552993956
  • Author: Valerie Martin
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell (December 7, 1990)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • ePUB size: 1202 kb
  • FB2 size 1602 kb
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Valerie Martin creates memorable characters: the pompous butle. n unctuous landlor. nd the utterly . The Consolation of Nature.

Valerie Martin creates memorable characters: the pompous butle. nd the utterly convincing Mary, with a housemaid’s eye, a servant’s rigorous sense of place-and a sufferer’s hard won dignity. Valerie Martin is the author of six novels and two collections of short fiction, including The Great Divorce, Italian Fever, and a biography of St. Francis, Salvation. She resides in upstate New York.

A Recent Martyr book. The story of a deadly love triangle set in New Orleans. Valerie Martin is the author of nine novels, including Trespass, Mary Reilly, Italian Fever, and Property, three collections of short fiction, and a biography of St. Francis of Assisi, titled Salvation. She has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as the Kafka Prize (for Mary Reilly) and Britain’s Orange Prize (for Property).

Valerie Martin is not as well known as she should be. She is an exceptional writer. Her sentences are clean, precise, and poetic, her characters well-drawn and fascinating. Additionally, her subject matter in "A Recent Martyr" is dealt with in an unusual and arresting way. She explores passion, both physical and religious, and her treatment of the subject makes the book powerful and unforgettable.

Valerie Martin, Millbrook, New York. Martin’s last novel, The Confessions of Edward Day was a New York Times notable book for 2009

Valerie Martin, Millbrook, New York. Martin’s last novel, The Confessions of Edward Day was a New York Times notable book for 2009. A new novel The Ghost of the Mary Celeste is due from Nan Talese/Random House in January 2014, and a middle-grade reader Anton and Cecil, Cats at Sea co-written with Valerie’s niece Lisa Martin, will be out from Algonquin in October of 2013. Valerie Martin has taught in writing programs at Mt.

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Martin reading at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival. novelist; short story writer. Her other fictional works include Set in Motion (1978), Alexandra (1979), A Recent Martyr (1987), The Consolation of Nature and Other Stories (1988), The Great Divorce (1993), Italian Fever (1999), The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories (2006), Trespass (2007), and The Confessions of Edward Day (2009). as well as Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St. Francis (2001), a biography of St. Francis of Assisi.

Valerie Martin's third novel is the story of a deadly love triangle set in New Orleans.

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Emma is the mistress of Pascal, in an affair which is quickly spiralling towards violence. Pascal, however, is increasingly attracted to Claire, a fanatically Christian novice nun. Together these three are bound in a triangle where pain and passion merge, and love and death become confused.
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Sadaron above the Gods
Valerie Martin is not as well known as she should be. She is an exceptional writer. Her sentences are clean, precise, and poetic, her characters well-drawn and fascinating. Additionally, her subject matter in "A Recent Martyr" is dealt with in an unusual and arresting way. She explores passion, both physical and religious, and her treatment of the subject makes the book powerful and unforgettable.
Prorahun
Emma is obsessed with Pascal. Pascal is obsessed with Claire. Claire is obsessed with God. This strange and compelling love story is both erotic and spiritual and blurs the lines between the two at times. Emma is married and involved in an affair that is both destructive and irresistible. Then she meets Claire a young postulant in a convent whose religious fervor is such that the nuns have required her to live in the world for a year before taking her vows. Both Emma and Pascal become fascinated and then oddly obsessed with this strange young woman who loves God and does not suffer fools gladly.

All the characters in this book are fascinating, rich and, in a strange way, bent on self-destruction --- much like the largest character in the story, the city of New Orleans. A mysterious plague ravages the city throughout the tale and adds to the tension and the final, heart-breaking chapters.

This is an extraordinary story told by a masterful writer.
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