Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
A Novel (Harris, Joanne)

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Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupçon of sensuality.

Britanny, 1610. Juliette, a one-time actress and rope dancer, is forced to seek refuge among the sisters of the abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer. Reinventing herself as Soeur Auguste, Juliette makes a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur.

But when the kindly abbess dies, Juliette's comfortable existence begins to unravel. The abbey's new leader is the daughter of a corrupt noble family, and she arrives with a ghost from Juliette's past -- Guy LeMerle, a man she has every reason to fear and hate.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
 

About Joanne Harris

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JOANNE HARRIS is the author of the Whitbread Award-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and eleven other bestselling novels. She lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 386 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Now, in Holy Fools , she has given birth to the greatest villain of them all: Guy LeMerle, a cut-throat so disloyal, so morally empty, that he bears only one comparison - Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects.

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In order to keep her child safe, she must assist the twisted LeMerle in a deception that threatens to take the lives of all the sisters she has come to care for.

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However, the narrative is chiefly controlled by Juliette although Harris does give LeMerle a voice too which is dropped in at crucial parts of the story where it is interesting to understand his viewpoint especially with regard to his feelings for Juliette.

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Bookmarks Magazine

we're on the edge of our seats, which almost makes us forgive Harris for putting us through all that waiting."Regan McMahon Newsday 1.5 of 5 Stars "[Holy Fools] is rich in descriptive writing, but it substitutes a cast of flat characters for any kind of in-depth engagement with its historic...

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