The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep

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"From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a chilling and dark new thriller unlike anything Robert Harris has done before. 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes--about himself, his faith, and the history of his world--will be tested to destruction"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525656692
0525656693
Branch Call Number: FICTION Har
Description: 297 pages ; 24 cm

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1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts, which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discove... Read More »


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debwalker Jan 07, 2020

1486. Rural England. "Discover: A young priest investigates a suspicious death and uncovers forbidden history in this genre-bending novel."

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tjdickey
Jan 02, 2020

Genre-bending work from one of the strongest writers of historical fiction and speculative alternate histories around - speculative, atmospheric in word choice, deeply reflective about faith and technology and received wisdom.

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brit4321
Dec 07, 2019

This is one of the strangest books I've ever read. I won't say more....

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