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Stone Virgin By Barry Unsworth

Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth

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Summary

Simon Rakes - a conservation expert - is restoring the Stone Virgin, a statue that cost the life of its creator in the 14th century. The statue's past is soaked with a history of violence, sexual passion and human greed. When Simon meets Chiara, the beautiful wife of another sculptor, the past spills uncontrollably into the present.

Stone Virgin Summary

Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth

Passionate, erotic and haunting, this is a brilliant novel by one of Britain's most important novelists. Simon Rakes - a conservation expert - is restoring the Stone Virgin, a statue that cost the life of its creator in the 14th century. The statue is of great beauty but its past is soaked with a history of violence, sexual passion and human greed. As Simon's work continues and he meets Chiara, the enigmatic and beautiful wife of another sculptor, the past spills uncontrollably into the present.

Stone Virgin Reviews

No brief synopsis could suggest the sinuous intricacy of Stone Virgin or the adroitness with which Barry Unsworth manipulates the weighty mysteries of love, death, creation, faith, evil and the lure of history.--Amanda Heller

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth jointly won the 1992 Booker Prize with SACRED HUNGER and has been shortlisted for PASCALI'S ISLAND and MORALITY PLAY. He is authorof many other acclaimed novels. Originally from Durham, he now lives in Italy.

Additional information

GOR002845105
9780140088243
0140088245
Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1986-07-31
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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