Eminence

Eminence

Book - 1998
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Houghton
Few novelists have written about the Catholic Church with more drama, insight, and prophecy than Morris West. In this powerful novel of Vatican intrigue, a Pope dies and a flawed man holds the key to the election of his successor.


Baker & Taylor
After being tortured by the Argentine military, a young priest, Luca Rossini, is sent to Rome to recover and start life anew under the guidance of the reigning pontiff, but after the death of his patron, Rossini's life falls into disarray as old ghosts begin to haunt him

Harcourt Publishing
Few novelists have written about the Catholic Church with more drama, insight, and prophecy than Morris West. In this powerful novel of Vatican intrigue, a Pope dies and a flawed man holds the key to the election of his successor.


Blackwell North Amer
Morris West's new novel centers on Luca Rossini, once a young priest savagely tortured by the Argentinean military in the 1970s. To cover up the scandal, Rossini was taken back to Rome and kept in exile. Under the patronage of the reigning pontiff, he has become a cardinal, one of the Church's most efficient diplomats, and a member of the electoral college.
When the reigning pope dies, Rossini loses his patron - though not his power or his iron will - and his faith, already shaken by his past, is tested anew. On the eve of the papal election, the woman who saved his life and for whom, even in exile, he has nourished a deep and abiding love, comes again into his life. The wounds of the past are reopened, and Rossini finds himself in a new crisis of political responsibility and faces the turmoil of his own spirit.

Baker
& Taylor

After being tortured by the Argentine military, a young priest, Luca Rossini, is sent to Rome to recover and start life anew under the guidance of the reigning pontiff, but after the death of his patron, Rossini's life falls into disarray as old ghosts begin to haunt him. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 322 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780151004393
0151004390
Branch Call Number: West

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