The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

by Adele Wiseman, Anne Michaels
     
 

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In a small southern town called Grimshaw, fourteen-year-old Angel Fallow lives in misery. Her Bible-quoting stepfather beats her if she dares break his fanatical rules. Her mother is cold and distant. Angel's only outlet is trips to the woods for secret, forbidden meetings with classmate Peter St. Thomas, her best and only friend.

Angel has always believed that

Overview

In a small southern town called Grimshaw, fourteen-year-old Angel Fallow lives in misery. Her Bible-quoting stepfather beats her if she dares break his fanatical rules. Her mother is cold and distant. Angel's only outlet is trips to the woods for secret, forbidden meetings with classmate Peter St. Thomas, her best and only friend.

Angel has always believed that her natural father died right after her birth. So when she learns he actually disappeared and was presumed dead, she's instilled with hopes of finding him and a chance at a normal life. When Angel and Peter begin searching for Angel's father, they discover two forces more powerful than any they ever imagined possible-the light of a beautiful first love, and the darkness that has caused so many of Grimshaw's children to suddenly die or disappear. As their relationship deepens, they unearth evidence of a local Satanist cult, its sacrifices of innocent children, and its horrifying connection to Angel's father. That same cult conducts its gruesome rituals with children who fit their physical profile, within the same woods where they meet. And they realize their discovery could cost them everything-including their lives...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771096679
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Adele Wiseman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1928. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1949 and then, to support her commitment to writing, found employment as a social worker in England, a school teacher in Italy, and executive secretary to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

In her first novel, The Sacrifice, which won the Governor General’s Award, Wiseman recreates, through the lives of Jewish immigrants in a Central Canadian city, the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac. All her writings bring into Canadian literature the culture and the tradition of her Jewish heritage.

In Old Woman at Play, an illustrated account of her mother’s doll-making, Wiseman explores and meditates on artistic creativity.

Adele Wiseman died in Toronto, Ontario in 1992.

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