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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 05/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9781444724288  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Although the descriptions and atmosphere were very vivid – and reminiscent of Perfume – the characterisation fell down a bit and it ended up feeling like style over substance. It's a shame, because it was engaging and a good page-turner, but ultimately a bit superficial.

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