Chartreuse Historically founded on a sixteenth century alchemist s elixir of long life and the basis for the French liqueur CHARTREUSE is a story of supernatural transformation of the elixir s ingredients on w

  • Title: Chartreuse
  • Author: Joseph Roccasalvo
  • ISBN: 9781401009342
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Historically founded on a sixteenth century alchemist s elixir of long life and the basis for the French liqueur , CHARTREUSE is a story of supernatural transformation of the elixir s ingredients on which a Pope s life rests of a young man s destiny and the chain of world events that lead to his final, wrenching choice The central character, Blaise, is summoned to SwitHistorically founded on a sixteenth century alchemist s elixir of long life and the basis for the French liqueur , CHARTREUSE is a story of supernatural transformation of the elixir s ingredients on which a Pope s life rests of a young man s destiny and the chain of world events that lead to his final, wrenching choice The central character, Blaise, is summoned to Switzerland once he learns he has inherited a parchment containing the recipe for nothing less than the elixir of life He s directed to a distiller in the French countryside a Carthusian monk at La Grande Chartreuse for he alone knows how to execute the formula to the greater glory of God and humanity At the same time, someone wants the Pope dead and has infected him with a fatal disease So the race is on to save the Pope to see which woman will accompany Blaise during his travails his current lover, or a flame from his past to discover if the culprit can keep the elixir from reaching the Vatican CHARTREUSE is fast paced without being frantic And yet, in the drawing power of the plot s twists and turns, so much than a plot goes on a romance, a thriller, a source book of homeopathy, miraculous events, a spiritual journey It s a search for a cure a search for a moral code a search for identity With CHARTREUSE, Joseph Roccasalvo has written a novel about the sacred and the profane a contemporary symbol of our 21st century lives.

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    1. Joseph Roccasalvo

      A native New Yorker, Joseph Roccasalvo followed his graduate degrees in Philosophy, English Literature, and Theology with a Harvard Ph.D in Comparative Religion and a specialty in Buddhism He has lived and taught in Boston, Bangkok and Chicago For over ten years in New York City, he was a professor of religious studies at Fordham University s Bronx and Lincoln Center Campuses He was also visiting professor of Buddhism at Columbia University in New York City and Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland Now engaged in graduate school mentoring, he is also a fiction writer He has published five novels Fire in a Windless Place, Chartreuse, Portrait of a Woman, The Devil s Interval, and The Odor of Sanctity Two novellas, The Powers That Be and and Beyond the Pale appeared in print as Double Entendre There followed three books of short stories Outwards Signs, The Mansions of Limbo, and Triple Sec then a play, Waging Waugh, and a memoir, As It Were He has guided students in journalism and international studies at The New School for Social Research, and has contributed essays to the New School s newspaper in his online column, A Word to the Wise Island of the Assassin, a novel, is his latest work It has been called a thriller with a conscience and a page turner from the get go All of Joseph Roccasalvo s works are available through his website josephroccasalvo and through.

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