The Mark of the Angel

The Mark of the Angel

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The stunning American debut of an internationally acclaimed writer, The Mark of an Angel is a haunting and unforgettable tale of three lives woven together by fate.

The year is 1957, and the place is Paris, where the psychic wounds of World War II have barely begun to heal, and the Algerian War is about to escalate. Saffie, an emotionally damaged young German woman, arrives on the doorstep of Raphael, a privileged musician who finds her reserve irresistible. But when Raphael send Saffie on an errand to the Jewish ghetto, where she meets András, a Hungarian instrument maker, each of their lives will be altered in startling and unexpected ways. A mesmerizing novel of love and betrayal, The Mark of an Angel shows how long-buried memories coupled with the inexorable flow of history can create a tableau of epic tragedy.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, c1999.
ISBN: 9781552781555
1552781550
9781552780848
1552780848
Branch Call Number: HUSTO
Characteristics: 222 p.

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PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Mallee: Saffie takes a maid's job in Paris trying to overcome her war torn past in Germany when she meets a Hungarian equally damaged by the war.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

A novel that resonates with passion and politics, The Mark of the Angel is set in the late fifties in Paris, against the violence of a France at war with Algeria. Saffie, a young German traumatized by her childhood war memories, sleepwalks into marriage with Raphael, a famous French flautist. She bears his child, but is finally awakened and transformed by her love for Andras, a Hungarian instrument maker. The denouement is both unsettling and unforgettable – the angel forgot to mark us!

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