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PDF The Sect of Angels Based on a true story and told with the pacing, humour, and thrills of a Mediterranean mystery, Andrea Camilleri’s new novel tells the story of a turn-of-the-century Sicilian scandal that reveals a pandemic that is with us still: a contagious refusal to accept the truth.

The lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect whose members include priests, politicians, and regional VIPs. During the early morning hours, when the town’s churches are closed to the faithful, the ‘Sect of the Angels’ meets in the sacristy to carry out their holy office: initiating devout virgins into the rites of married life. Preying on their victims naivety, the hooded ‘elect’ commit ignominious acts, all the while promising the young women divine grace.

In 1901, concurrent with immense social changes in Sicily, the scandal breaks nationwide. But far from being hailed as a hero, Teresi is accused of disrupting the social order and blamed for an outbreak of disease and a series of calamities.

From the salons, churches and social clubs of Sicily to the country’s highest courts, Camilleri’s novel is a fast-paced, at times funny, passionately rendered portrait of the machinations of power and the difficult destiny of a local hero.


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“This is a riveting story of how organized crime, political corruption, and judicial duplicity can oppress freedom.” Publishers Weekly

“His latest nonfiction volume, The Sacco Gang, finds him digging through the cold coals of a real-life case from the early 20th century, a twisted morality tale worthy of the wild west.” The Observer

“If history is the story of the winners and the powerful, it’s not only the fault of historians; the fact is that the traces of the past with which they work ‘documents’ are left by those arranging for their own posterity . . . Camilleri rebels against this fiction, creating another, more refined and luminous one.” La Repubblica

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