'The great spirit of Frank McGuinness radiates in this magnificent novel. Myriad voices converge on one glistening core; it is a high-wire act earthed in the deepest humanity.' Sebastian Barry

It is 1950. Donegal. A land apart. Derry city is only fourteen miles away but far beyond daily reach. Into this community comes Gianni, also called Giotto at his birth. A painter from Arrezzo in Italy, he has been commissioned to paint the Stations of the Cross. The young Italian comes with his dark skin, his unusual habits, but also his solitude and his own peculiar personal history. He is a major source of fascination for the entire community.

A book of close observation, sharp wit, linguistic dexterity - and of deep sympathy for ordinary, everyday humanity.

Genre: Historical

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"The great spirit of Frank McGuinness radiates in this magnificent novel." - Sebastian Barry


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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arimathea
Author(s): Frank McGuinness
ISBN: 1-84717-766-2 / 978-1-84717-766-7 (UK edition)
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arimathea
Author(s): Frank McGuinness
ISBN: 1-84717-578-3 / 978-1-84717-578-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Brandon
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September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Arimathea
Author(s): Frank McGuinness
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