Knowledge of Angels by JILL PATON WALSH

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Peopled by peasants, servants, shepherds, priest, & nuns young & old, this "disturbing & beautiful novel of ideas" (Ursula Le Guin) sets off wonderful fireworks of attitudes toward God & poses a hundred unrelenting questions.
 

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Published January 1, 1994 by HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMAPNY.. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Quoting St. Augustine to the effect that ``morning knowledge is different from evening knowledge,'' the gentle scholar Benedix explains the problem to Severo, the cardinal prince of their Church-owned island: in the knowledge of angels, morning knowledge deals with ``the nature of a straight line;

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In the Middle Ages, a cardinal on a remote Mediterranean island tries to determine whether the appearance of a criminal and a girl raised by wolves are acts of angels in this novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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Set on a fictive Mediterranean island in medieval Europe, Walsh's dark philosophical religious fable moves through two intersecting subplots.

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