A recent martyr

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Vintage Books, Aug 28, 1989 - Fiction - 204 pages
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Emma Miller describes her relationships with Pascal Toussaint, her lover, and Claire D'Anjou, a friend who was ordered to leave her convent and experience the real world

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User Review  - katiekrug - LibraryThing

A strange, sometimes disquieting, novel that juxtaposes spiritual and erotic obsession and blurs the line between the two. We have two women, one the mistress of a sadist, and the other, a novice nun ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Valerie Martin is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently "The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories," and seven novels, including "Italian Fever"; "The Great Divorce";" Mary Reilly," the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story told from the viewpoint of a housemaid, which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich; and the 2003 Orange Prize-winning "Property," She is also the author of a nonfiction work about St. Francis of Assisi: "Salvation, Scenes from the Life of St." "Francis.