Saint Peter's Snow

A Novel

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About The Book

It could have been a common street accident that put Dr. Georg Amberg in the hospital, but for the five weeks his doctors say he has been in a coma, recovering from a brain hemorrhage after being run down by a car, he has memories of a more disturbing nature. What of the violent events in the rural village of Morwede? The old woman threatening the priest with a breadknife, angry peasants with flails and cudgels, Baron von Malchin with a pistol defending his dreams for the Holy Roman Empire—how could Dr. Amberg ignore these? And what of the secret experiment to make a mind-altering drug from a white mildew occurring on wheat—a mildew called Saint Peter’s Snow.

In this feverish tale of a man caught in the balance between two realities, Leo Pertuz offers a mystery of identity and a fable of faith and political fervor, banned by the Nazis when it was first published in 1933. Saint Peter’s Snow is typical of Perutz’s storytelling mastery: extraordinarily rich and elegant fiction that is taut with suspense, full of Old World irony and humor.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Arcade (June 2014)
  • Length: 148 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781611458862

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Raves and Reviews

“Rich in narrative and erotic suspense. . . . This small gem of a novel is worth reading in any language.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Masterly. It possesses the desperate inevitably of Edgar Allen Poe.” —Jewish Chronicle

“Ranks with 1984 in its portrait of a manipulated populace. —Library Journal, starred review

“A compelling story, not only about the terrible consequences of fanaticism and delusion, but also about the reluctance to accept their existence. . . . A timeless tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Rich in narrative and erotic suspense. . . . This small gem of a novel is worth reading in any language.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Masterly. It possesses the desperate inevitably of Edgar Allen Poe.” —Jewish Chronicle

“Ranks with 1984 in its portrait of a manipulated populace. —Library Journal, starred review

“A compelling story, not only about the terrible consequences of fanaticism and delusion, but also about the reluctance to accept their existence. . . . A timeless tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

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