Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.
The Booker Prize-winning author of Sacred Hunger now offers a medieval mystery filled with the wonders of the time--and lessons for our time. "A bravura performace. . . . The novel is a thought-provoking comedy on the eternal sameness of disaster and the recurrent uses we put to it in art".--Janet Burroway, New York Times Book Review.