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Blood Countess by Andrie Codrescu

The Blood Countess: A Novel - Andrei Codrescu
T I T L E: Blood Countess
A U T H O R: Andrei Codrescu
P U B L I S H E R: Open Road Integrated Media
P U B L I S H--D A T E: July 21, 2015
I S B N: 9781504015264
Literature Fiction (Adult), Historical Fiction

A Hungarian-American journalist confronts the beauty and terror of his aristocratic heritage in this suspenseful chronicle of murder and eroticism
Turmoil reigns in post-Soviet Hungary when journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns from America to grapple with his family history. He's haunted by the legacy of his ancestor, the notorious sixteenth-century Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have murdered more than 650 young virgins and bathed in their blood to preserve her youth. Interweaving past and present, The Blood Countess tells the stories of Elizabeth's debauched and murderous reign and Drake's fascination with the eternal clashes of faith and power, violence and beauty. Codrescu traces the captivating origins of the countess's obsessions in tandem with the emerging political fervor of the reporter, building the narratives into an unforgettable, bloody crescendo.

 

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