The Leper's Companions, Paperback Book

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To escape from her own sadness, a woman finds refuge in a past time.

In a village by the sea she watches the lives of the inhabitants unfold around her.

But the year is now 1410 and this is a world of devils and miracles, a world in which there are no clear boundaries between reality and the power of the imagination.

A man's discovery of a mermaid washed up on the sand starts a chain of events that leads three of the villagers to accompany the enigmatic figure of the leper on a pilgrimmage to the Holy Land.

The woman joins them and sets out without the certainty of ever coming home again. The Leper's Companions was shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

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