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The Crime of Father Amaro by Eça de Queirós
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Round out your reading of European life at the time of the French Revolution with this cultural commentary on life in a small, Portuguese town. How criminal can a Catholic priest be yet continue to absolve himself of responsibility for what happens? This author enjoyed reading Dickens, and it shows. Begin at your own risk! Guaranteed to touch a nerve.
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