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To Err Is Divine: A Novel Ágota Bozai

To Err Is Divine: A Novel

Ágota Bozai

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ISBN : 9781582432779
Hardcover
256 pages
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Anna Levay, a widow, is a secondary-school teacher in a small resort city who is close to retirement. One evening after her bath, Anna discovers a strange light floating about her head. It is a halo, like that of a saint, but Anna is not aMoreAnna Levay, a widow, is a secondary-school teacher in a small resort city who is close to retirement. One evening after her bath, Anna discovers a strange light floating about her head. It is a halo, like that of a saint, but Anna is not a particularly good or religious person- she is, in fact, an atheist. She sets about trying to conceal her halo, but soon realizes that only the truly innocent, small children and animals, can see it. But the concurrent power to heal and produce miracles is visible to a less exclusive audience, and once the greedy mayor and physician of the town discover Annas new gifts, they set about using her to their advantage: they build a luxury health resort and line their pockets. Agota Bozais novel, first published in Hungarian in 1998, is a stunning portrait of a world disposed to depravity in the pursuit of wealth, and of the marginalization of a person of conscience, or at least conscientiousness, in a rapaciously capitalistic society.