(From the publisher):
"Father Leterrier, what will happen to people who stray from the path of Holy Purity?"
"They will rot in the fires of Hell. Their flesh will melt, and all of the impurities in their blood will be filtered onto the floor like a carpet of evil dust."
It is the summer of 1920 and Christian Aragon is about to graduate from school. The sixteen-year-old covets the body of an older woman and she imperils his mortal soul. Sourrounded by vineyards and mountains and the relentless heat of the Provencal sun, there are passion, anger, fear and blood in this tiny village at the foot of the Dentelles. Blood is thicker than water, but what happens when father and son collide over tradition and change? What is the price to be paid for following your heart?
Original title: The Last Estate
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)