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Saint Peter's Snow

(1933)
(The Virgin's Brand)
A novel by

 
 
It could have been a common street accident that put Dr. Georg Amberg in the hospital, but for the five weeks his doctors say he has been in a coma, recovering from a brain hemorrhage after being run down by a car, he has memories of a more disturbing nature. What of the violent events in the rural village of Morwede? The old woman threatening the priest with a breadknife, angry peasants with flails and cudgels, Baron von Malchin with a pistol defending his dreams for the Holy Roman Empire - how could Dr. Amberg ignore these? And what of the secret experiment to make a mind-altering drug from a white mildew occurring on wheat - a mildew called Saint Peter's Snow.

In this feverish tale of a man caught in the balance between two realities, Leo Pertuz offers a mystery of identity and a fable of faith and political fervor, banned by the Nazis when it was first published in 1933. Saint Peter's Snow is typical of Perutz's storytelling mastery: extraordinarily rich and elegant fiction that is taut with suspense, full of Old World irony and humor.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 1-55970-083-1 / 978-1-55970-083-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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1990 : UK Hardback

Title: Saint Peter's Snow
Author(s): PERUTZ LEO
ISBN: 0-00-271742-5 / 978-0-00-271742-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 1-78227-168-6 / 978-1-78227-168-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow: A Novel
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 1-61145-886-2 / 978-1-61145-886-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow: A Novel
Author(s): Leo Perutz
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow: A Novel
Author(s): Leo Perutz
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow
Author(s): Leo Perutz
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Saint Peter's Snow: A Novel
Author(s): Leo Perutz
Publisher: Arcade
Availability: Amazon