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The Adorations


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The Adorations by Roger Boylan
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Gustave Termi is sitting on the toilet in Geneva one day when the Archangel Michael calls him to become one of the elect. No one could be more bewildered by this call than the agnostic Gustave. An encounter with a journalist in a therapist's waiting room, however, leads this bumbling middle-aged professor to read of the similarly inexplicable mystical calling of Stefanie von Rothenberg, a cultured Austrian whose relationship with the daemonic is only a little less strange than her relationship with Adolf Hitler. The Adorations is a novel about Europe's true holy trinity-politics, faith, and insanity-narrated with effortless erudition by Roger Boylan, whose Nabokovian knack for sentence-making knows no equal.

Author Biography

Roger Boylan is an American writer who was raised in Ireland, France, and Switzerland and attended the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh. His novel Killoyle was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 1997, and was followed by a sequel, The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, published by Grove Press in 2003. A frequent contributor to such publications as the Boston Review, the New York Times Book Review, and The Economist, he currently lives near Austin, Texas.
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March 30th, 2019
Country of Publication
United States
Dalkey Archive Press
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