Synopses & Reviews
A priest experiencing a crisis of faith -- and the married woman to whom he is attracted. A scroll newly discovered near Jerusalem that, if authentic, could open Christianity to a complete reinterpretation. A tragic love affair unfolding in Fascist-dominated Rome during World War II. These are the elements of a magnificent literary entertainment -- a novel that resonates with tales of love and betrayal as it deals profoundly with questions of faith and what it means to believe.
-- At once a love story, a thriller, and a rich novel of ideas.
A priest experiencing a crisis of faith, the married woman to whom he is attracted, and a newly discovered scroll are elements of a magnificent literary entertainment, a novel that resonates with tales of love and betrayal.
Includes reading group guide and excerpt from Simon Mawer's new novel, The fall.