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The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
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Mar 11, 12

Read from February 24 to March 11, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

This is a book that I read slowly and carefully. I will most likely reread The Dream of Scipio, not so much because I feel that I missed something, although I probably did, but to revisit a perpetual dilemma well presented.

Three stories overlap and intertwine, one set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the second during the years of the black plague and the removal of the papacy to Avignon and the third takes place in the years of the Second World War. The stories have in common the setting in the south of France, around the city of Avignon, an "ideal" woman, and a protagonist coming to grips with the chaos enveloping his world.

Strongly recommended.
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