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Book Information: Children of the Black Sabbath

Children of the Black Sabbath (1975) [Novel]
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A constantly shifting imagery of dream and reality is woven into the tapestry of desire, obsession, memory, and mysticism that is the background to this tale of twisted love.

Québec, 1944. The convent of the Sisters of the Precious Blood. Within its prison-like walls the Sisters guard their terrible secret: Sister Julie of the Trinity is possessed by the devil. She suffers tortures of the flesh and mind. Visions. Her mother and father locked for days in their room, their caresses mingling with blows, while the children huddle outside in the shanty's squalor. The forest clearing where the villagers let their lusts run wild while they wait to pay homage to the powers of darkness. Her mother's naked body offered in sacrifice on the blood-spattered altar. These rituals of her childhood become fused in Sister Julie's mind with the daily offices of the convent, until all within its walls succumb to her madness and are swept into the whirlpool of her torment. The Sisters watch in horror and fascination while she prepares herself for the consummation of her devouring passion, her flesh marked with the emblems of her possessor.

Original title: Les enfants du sabbat
Original languages: French

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHorrorDemonic Possession & Exorcism
FictionHorrorSatanism, Demonology, and Black Magic

Edition #1: Children of the Black Sabbath

Children of the Black Sabbath (1977)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Carol Dunlop-Hébert
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Children of the Black Sabbath (1978)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Markham, ON
Publisher: PaperJacks
ISBN: 9780770100735
Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.3 x 1.1
Pages: 198

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