Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella

Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella

by Judith Rock
Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella

Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella

by Judith Rock

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Judith Rock, the author of the “powerful, absorbing, [and] complex”* historical mysteries featuring ex-soldier turned priest Charles du Luc, presents an original novella about the love of his young life…
Pernelle du Luc Bayle is a widow with a young daughter, no dowry to entice a future husband, and a Protestant—a heretic in the eyes of France’s Catholic King, and therefore an enemy of the crown. Her only hope of raising her child in her own faith lies in escaping to freedom in Geneva, Switzerland.

Pursued by the king’s dragoons and unable to trust just anyone with her plight, Pernelle turns to the man she once loved, praying that Charles will be able to help her family reach safety…

Features a preview of the latest Charles du Luc Novel, A Plague of Lies, available October 2012

*Historical Novels Review (Editor’s Choice)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101585832
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Series: A Charles du Luc Novel
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: eBook
Pages: 68
File size: 767 KB

About the Author

For many years a modern dancer and choreographer, Judith Rock founded Body and Soul Dance Company in Berkeley, California, toured extensively as a solo concert dancer, and studied baroque dance. Research for her Ph.D. in art and theology took her to Paris, where she lived at the nearby Jesuit Cultural Center and researched the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century ballets produced at the Paris Jesuit College of Louis le Grand.

In a startling leap, Rock then spent several years as a police officer before taking that experience back to the stage as a playwright and actress. She was an auxiliary officer in the NYPD, and later a part-time police officer in Minnesota, working midnight shifts.

Rock has written on dance, art, and theology for many journals, and has been artist-in-residence and taught and lectured at colleges, seminaries and conferences across the United States and abroad.
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