The Good Men

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Penguin Publishing Group, Mar 1, 2003 - Fiction - 480 pages
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"Spanning three generations, The Good Men follows the passions of characters torn between desires for spiritual grace and fleshly pleasure, and caught between the power of the written word and the pull of the natural world: Bernard, the young Dominican friar who enters the monastery as an orphan and at an early age takes on the charge of the Inquisition; Pierre Clergue, the village priest whose physical shortcomings, insecurities, and fierce attraction to the young Grazida lead him to betray himself and countless others; Fabrisse, Grazida's mother, who squanders her youth and desire on Pierre, never realizing that they are blood relations; Arnaud, a doctor's son, whose love of Ovid and one youthful sexual encounter make him a target for the Inquisition; and Grazida herself, whose devotion to nature and thirst for knowledge cause her undoing."--BOOK JACKET.

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This is a complicated review, as it was a complicated book. I had to force myself through the first 3/4 of the book. The writing quality is good. The details are rich and fascinating. However, most of ... Read full review

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Tried by the Inquisition in 1320, Grazida Lizier left testimony that serves as the basis for Craig's first novel. Foreign rights have already been sold to five countries, and the publisher has great expectations for this book. Read full review


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Charmaine Craig received her B.A. from Harvard and an MFA in writing from the University of California at Irvine. Also an actress, she starred in a film from Walt Disney Studios. She lives in Laguna Beach, California. The Good Men is her first novel.

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