The Angel Maker

The Angel Maker


Translator: Hester Velmans

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143113096
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A literary page-turner about one man’s macabre ambition to create life-and secure immortality

The village of Wolfheim is a quiet little place until the geneticist Dr. Victor Hoppe returns after an absence of nearly twenty years. The doctor brings with him his infant children-three identical boys all sharing a disturbing disfigurement. He keeps them hidden away until Charlotte, the woman who is hired to care for them, begins to suspect that the triplets-and the good doctor- aren’t quite what they seem. As the villagers become increasingly suspicious, the story of Dr. Hoppe’s past begins to unfold, and the shocking secrets that he has been keeping are revealed. A chilling story that explores the ethical limits of science and religion, The Angel Maker is a haunting tale in the tradition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein. Brought to life by internationally bestselling author Stefan Brijs, this eerie tale promises to get under readers’ skin.

Praise

“An exciting novel about the dangerous and tempting possibilities of creating life.”
-de Volkskrant (Netherlands)

“An intelligently composed page-turner.”
-Stijl (Belgium)

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