Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A to Z Challenge N for NEOCLASSICAL NEW NOVEL ~ THE BONE CHURCH ~ by VICTORIA DOUGHERTY


 
Neoclassical New Novel released yesterday by a writer I admire very much so my "N" entry is NEW and NOVEL and I asked the author for any other words starting with N that applied and she gave me the list   NAKED; knowing Vic she is referring to a NAKED truth , NATIVITY; her tale is in a church, NATIONALISM; should be interesting in WW II how she tapped into that. NEED: I need to read this book and will start tonight, I have read some reviews and am a HUGE fan of her blog COLD , she added a word I love NEMESIS and also NEOCLASSICAL, NOIR, NEOPHYTE; and of course as it takes place in a Church it makes sense and NADIR; in WWII we did hit rock bottom so perhaps that is the NADIR ... I am going to read tonight . Here goes my #AtoZchallenge post
NEOCLASSICAL NEW NOVEL
 
 
 
In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive lovers Felix Andel and Magdalena Ruza make some dubious alliances – with a mysterious Roman Catholic cardinal, a reckless sculptor intent on making a big political statement, and a gypsy with a risky sex life. As one by one their chances for fleeing the country collapse, the two join a plot to assassinate Hitler’s nefarious Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Josef Goebbels. But the assassination attempt goes wildly wrong, propelling the lovers in separate directions. Felix’s destiny is sealed at the Bone Church, a mystical pilgrimage site on the outskirts of Prague, while Magdalena is thrust even deeper into the bowels of a city that betrayed her and a homeland soon to be swallowed by the Soviets. As they emerge from the shadowy fog of World War II, and stagger into the foul haze of the Cold War, Felix and Magdalena must confront the past, and a dangerous, uncertain future.
 
 
Image of Victoria DoughertyVictoria Dougherty writes fiction, drama, and essays that often revolve around spies, killers, curses and destinies. Her work has been published or profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, International Herald Tribune and elsewhere. Earlier in her career, while living in Prague, she co-founded Black Box Theater, translating, producing and acting in several Czech plays. She lives with her husband and children in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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