Pure
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New York : Europa Editions, 2012.
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Jean-Baptiste Baratte, an engineer of modest origin, arrives in the city in 1785, charged by the King’s minister with emptying the overflowing cemetery of Les Innocents, a ancient site whose stench is poisoning the neighborhood’s air and water and leaving a vile taste in its inhabitants’ food. At first the ambitious Baratte sees his work as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to both his own demise and that of the monarchy. Baratte expects the task to be unpleasant but cannot foresee the dramas and calamities it will trigger, or the incident that will transform his life. As unrest against the court of Louis XVI mounts, the engineer realizes that the future he had planned may no longer be the one he wants. His assignment becomes a year of relentless work, exhuming of mummified corpses and listening to the chants of priests, a year of assault and sudden death. A year of friendship, too, and of desire and love. A year unlike any other he has lived.
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Book
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First American edition.
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331 pages ; 21
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English
ISBN:
9781609450670 (pbk.), 1609450671 (pbk.)

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Originally published: London : Sceptre, 2011.
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Engineer Jean-Baptiste Baratte is tasked with emptying an overflowing cemetery in Paris in 1785, work he considers noble until he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery parallels his own fate and the demise of social order.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Miller, A. (2012). Pure. First American edition. New York: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Miller, Andrew, 1961-. 2012. Pure. New York: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Miller, Andrew, 1961-, Pure. New York: Europa Editions, 2012.

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Miller, Andrew. Pure. First American edition. New York: Europa Editions, 2012. Print.

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