In a little town in Romania, a mass grave is discovered near the excavations of a Roman fort. Are the dead the victims of a medieval plague or, perhaps, of a Communist firing squad? And why are finger bones disappearing from the pit each night? Petrus, a young archaeologist, decides to do some investigating of his own.
Meanwhile, an Orthodox monk in the surrounding mountains stumbles into history when he becomes the father confessor of a partisan bent on bringing down the government, one handmade grenade and one derailed train at a time. Not to mention a team of Argentinean forensic anthropologists who arrive in town in a cloud of rock music, shredded jeans, and tequila.
Florian has packed real history, a religious pilgrimage, a criminal investigation, a recipe for roast pigeon, and a love story into two hundred truly remarkable pages.
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We’re abruptly introduced to Auntie Paulina, for example, who reads coffee grounds and begins “treating the signs in the coffee grounds as commandments.” Then it’s on to meet a man named Gherghe, who escapes from a prison camp and reinvents himself as a monk named Onufrie, convinced that the Virg...| Read Full Review of Little Fingers
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