About the Book
A year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love...A year unlike any other he has lived. Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781444724264
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
No of Pages: 352
Series Title: English
Width: 155 mm
ISBN-10: 1444724266
Publisher Date: 01 Jun 2011
Height: 234 mm
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: N
Spine Width: 26 mm