The Resource The everlasting : a novel, Katy Simpson Smith

The everlasting : a novel, Katy Simpson Smith

Label
The everlasting : a novel
Title
The everlasting
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katy Simpson Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning two thousand years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair. Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair. As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her father's library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friend's body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia de' Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive?"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Katy Simpson
Dewey number
  • 813/6
  • 813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M58928
LC item number
E94 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Christian martyrs
  • Monks
  • Princesses
  • Biologists
  • Faith
  • Devil
  • Rome
Label
The everlasting : a novel, Katy Simpson Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104453546
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780062873644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1104453546
  • (OCoLC)1104453546
Label
The everlasting : a novel, Katy Simpson Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104453546
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780062873644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1104453546
  • (OCoLC)1104453546

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