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Sealed in Stone
Set in the 15th century just after the Hundred Years' War, this historical novel of ideas traces the intersecting lives of a Turkish adventurer, an idealistic Lombard revolutionary, an intellectual heretic from Bohemia, and a woman disappointed in love and with her limited options. Agnese chooses to spend 47 years in a cell , looking out on the bustling public life of the ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by City Lights Publishers
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I reread this book (after reading it when it first came out in translation in 2002)and was as mesmerized by it the second time as the first. It is one of those books that gets in the bone and the marrow--the images an themes have resonated with me for many years. For me it goes to the same place emotionally as Saramago's All the Names, one of my favorite books of all time. I highly recommend this enigmatic, powerful punch in a tiny package book.