Mariette in Ecstasy (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 27, 2009 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The highly acclaimed and provocatively rendered story of a young postulant's claim to divine possession and religious ecstasy.


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You can walk past a depiction of a crucifixion. - Goodreads
It says on the cover it's a cliffhanger ending. - Goodreads
This is not a book of plot and intrigue. - Goodreads
I'll not divulge the rest of the story or the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carla Norton - Goodreads

Ron Hansen is a novelist writing like a poet in Mariette in Ecstasy. His plot and characters are compelling, but it is Hansen's lyric style and startling imagery that distinguish this work. Hansen's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barrett Brassfield - Goodreads

Ron Hansen is a (mostly) underrated writer and Mariette in Ecstasy is probably his best known work. Like Mark Salzman whose novel Lying Awake makes a good companion novel, Hansen approaches the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University.

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