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Apostles of Light

Apostles of Light

(1973)
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The elderly couple in this fine novel, a retired schoolteacher and the doctor with whom she has had a lifelong, tender love affair, find that, almost by accident, they have forfeited control of their own lives. Trapped in a nursing home, they are the victims of the biblical "apostles of light," the deceitful do-gooders who profess righteousness. In subtle, elegant prose Ellen Douglas recounts a gripping story of their brave attempt to free themselves from a dreadful plight. They must confront both their corrupt and evil custodians and their well-meaning younger relatives who are tempted by greed, ambition, cowardice, and indifference. "Apostles of Light" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1973.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: Apostles of Light (Banner Books)
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0-87805-737-4 / 978-0-87805-737-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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1973 : USA Hardback
Title: Apostles of light
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0-395-15473-1 / 978-0-395-15473-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

January 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: Apostles of Light (Banner Books)
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0-87805-738-2 / 978-0-87805-738-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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