The Mark of the Angel

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Beeler, 1999 - Fiction - 213 pages
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"The Mark of the Angel" is a haunting and unforgettable tale of three lives woven together by longing, fate, and the almost unimaginable weight of history.

The year is 1957, and the place is Paris where the psychic wounds of World War II have barely begun to heal. Saffie, an emotionally damaged young German woman arrives on the doorstep of Raphael, a privileged musician who finds her distance irresistible, hires her, and over the next few days seduces her and convinces her to marry him. But when Raphael sends Saffie on an errand to the Jewish ghetto, where she meets Andras, a Hungarian instrument maker, each of their lives will be altered in startling and unexpected ways. As Saffie learns to reconnect, the rising tide of violence surrounding the brutal war for Algerian independence evokes long buried memories that threaten to engulf them. "The Mark of the Angel" is a mesmerizing novel of love, betrayal, and the ironies of history.

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User Review  - Diana Barron - Goodreads

This book gave me nightmares. There is not one pleasant character and there is a sense of impending doom from page 1. I don't recommend it. However, in spite of not enjoying it at all I thought it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - S. - Goodreads

despite the pathetic resolution it is quite an interesting book when read in the right context. maybe because of that the author stress as often as she can "we are in the Paris of 1940's..." (or 50's?) not bad at all but certainly not a jewel Read full review

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