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The Resource The castle of whispers, Carole Martinez ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis

The castle of whispers, Carole Martinez ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis

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The castle of whispers
Title
The castle of whispers
Statement of responsibility
Carole Martinez ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"At fifteen, Esclarmonde realizes that the only way out of her betrothal is to renounce her freedom and a part of herself. Rather than accept the hand of a philandering knight, she cuts off her own ear and declares herself to be the mistress of Christ. She uses her dowry to build a stone chapel, where she entombs herself, inhabiting a magical place between the living and the dead. Out of the ashes of her former self arises the Virgin of Whispers -- a mystical being whose prescient murmurs can alter the fate of a kingdom."--Book jacket
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Summary
"At fifteen, Esclarmonde realizes that the only way out of her betrothal is to renounce her freedom and a part of herself. Rather than accept the hand of a philandering knight, she cuts off her own ear and declares herself to be the mistress of Christ. She uses her dowry to build a stone chapel, where she entombs herself, inhabiting a magical place between the living and the dead. Out of the ashes of her former self arises the Virgin of Whispers -- a mystical being whose prescient murmurs can alter the fate of a kingdom."--Jacket
Storyline
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Writing style
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10276189
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1966-
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Martinez, Carole
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2713.A59
LC item number
D813 2014
Literary form
fiction
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1949-
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Curtis, Howard
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True
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  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Women
  • Middle Ages
  • Rape victims
  • Imprisonment
  • Miracles
  • Faith
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The castle of whispers, Carole Martinez ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Original title: Du domaine des murmures -- T.p. verso
Control code
ocn852221425
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781609451820
Isbn Type
(hc.)
System control number
(OCoLC)852221425
Label
The castle of whispers, Carole Martinez ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis
Publication
Note
Original title: Du domaine des murmures -- T.p. verso
Control code
ocn852221425
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781609451820
Isbn Type
(hc.)
System control number
(OCoLC)852221425

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