Waking Raphael

A Novel
Product Number: EB00155322
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780553901818
Publisher: Bantam
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Description

La Muta, "the mute woman." Amidst a country rocked by scandal and corruption, inhabitants of the idyllic city of Urbino, Italy, birthplace of Raphael, are more concerned with a sudden outbreak of miracles than with politics. But what unspeakable secret lies hidden in Raphael's enigmatic painting? Its restoration will drive a living mute to a shocking act of violence and spark an investigation into a nearly forgotten war crime and a series of events that will shatter the silence gripping this community forever. Both a mesmerizing thriller and a passionate exploration of the power of truth to effect reconciliation and restore faith, Waking Raphael spins a tantalizing web of silence and lies to recreate an Italy where the romantic and the violent, the comic and the tragic, are spellbindingly interwoven. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): Leslie Forbes
Original Publish Date: Apr 26, 2005

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