Impossible Saints by Michele Roberts

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In this wily, fantastic, and splendidly entertaining novel, inspired in part by the writings of Saint Theresa, questions of incest, sanctity, and a woman's proper place overlap and merge in an intricate web of stories.
 

About Michele Roberts

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Poet and novelist Michele Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England and graduated from Oxford University. She has written two volumes of poetry (The Mirror of the Mother and Psyche and the Hurricane), a collection of short stories (During Mother's Absence) and several novels (including Daughters of the House, winner of the W. H. Smith Literary Award).
 
Published January 1, 1997 by LITTLE, BROWN. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Things are clearer in the 11 interpolated “lives,” whose subjects include St. Petronilla, the daughter of St. Peter, who’s mortified by the drunken post-crucifixion carousing of the apostles;

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In a world in which the spice-filled air of ancient Mediterranean lands mixes with the damp chill of old and modern Britain, Josephine's mother inspires a love of forbidden knowledge and dies, leaving Josephine in her father's care.

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