The Angel Maker

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Penguin, Dec 30, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A literary page-turner about one man's macabre ambition to create life-and secure immortality

The village of Wolfheim is a quiet little place until the geneticist Dr. Victor Hoppe returns after an absence of nearly twenty years. The doctor brings with him his infant children-three identical boys all sharing a disturbing disfigurement. He keeps them hidden away until Charlotte, the woman who is hired to care for them, begins to suspect that the triplets-and the good doctor- aren't quite what they seem. As the villagers become increasingly suspicious, the story of Dr. Hoppe's past begins to unfold, and the shocking secrets that he has been keeping are revealed. A chilling story that explores the ethical limits of science and religion, The Angel Maker is a haunting tale in the tradition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein. Brought to life by internationally bestselling author Stefan Brijs, this eerie tale promises to get under readers' skin.

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User Review  - Suna - Goodreads

This story is set in a small dozy village in Flanders, where the arrival of a mysterious former resident whose demeanor seems cloaked in tragedy and who is a physician by trade, adds a dark Gothic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Grainger - Goodreads

This was probably one of the best books I have read this year. It was atmospheric, tense and disturbing, novel about human cloning and one man's vision to beat God and create life. The novel focuses ... Read full review


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Stefan Brijs was born in Belgium in 1969. He is the author of four novels. The Angel Maker is his first book to be translated into English.

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