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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." --Publisher description
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10828387
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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuns
  • Memory
  • Catholic schools
  • Regret
  • Iceland
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sacrament : a novel, Olaf Olafsson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780062899873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1089487828
  • (OCoLC)1089487828
Label
The sacrament : a novel, Olaf Olafsson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780062899873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1089487828
  • (OCoLC)1089487828

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