- ISBN 13:
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 03/14/2017
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Venice, 1511. In the convent of Sant' Alvise, Oliva is about to take the veil and become a bride of Christ. When her world is shaken first, literally, by an earthquake, and then, spiritually, by forces that threaten to change the convent for ever she begins to ask questions about her faith and her future. When she agrees to sit for Signor Avílo, the renowned portrait painter, he brings with him a diabolical object: a mirror. And reflections can be dangerous.
Told with playful elegance, these are two utterly original tales of art and devotion, of religious and creative fervor. They contemplate the eternal in different ways one examining a life only just beginning, tentatively; the other a life lived without compromise as it reaches its close.