But when Raphael sends 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. As Saffie learns to feel again, her long buried memories, coupled with the inexorable flow of historical forces beyond anyone's control, create a tableau of epic tragedy.
The Mark of the Angel is a mesmerizing novel of love, betrayal, and the ironies of history.
©1999 Nancy Huston; (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Once she establishes her story's central ironies, the narrative achieves a relentless velocity....The Mark of an Angel won the French Prix des Lectrices d'ELLE and the Prix des Librairies in Canada." (Publishers Weekly)
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