Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9781908323613 Will Publish November 2014 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

The Inquisitor's Diary

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis

Distributed for Haus Publishing

222 pages | 5 x 8 1/5
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9781908323613 Will Publish November 2014 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Set in Mexico City in 1649, when the Spanish Inquisition holds sway, The Inquisitor’s Diary takes the form of the diary of Fray Alonso, the most zealous advocate of their mission, as he struggles to win promotion in the church. Outmaneuvered by his rivals, he is dispatched on a seemingly futile journey to the north, where he unexpectedly befriends a captured heretic—a  Marano, or crypto Jew—and finds himself questioning all he believes in. Thought-provoking and philosophical, this novel brings the Inquisition to troubling life, with all its moral darkness and complexity.
          
Literary Review
“Told, arrestingly, in journal form. . . . We follow Alonso’s journey as he is dispatched by the Inquisitor General to the country’s northern frontier to root out ‘heresy, apostasy, backsliding.’ . . . This somber work seeks to uncover those subterranean impulses that surge beneath Alonso’s fate.”
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