Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A humble peasant girl, Joan transformed herself into the legendary Maid of Orléans, knight, martyr, and saint. Following the voice of God, she led an army to victory and crowned the king of France, only to be captured and burned at the stake as a heretic: all by the age of nineteen. Gordon does more than tell this gripping story: she explores Joan’s mystery and the many facets of her inspiring life.
MARY GORDON is the author of eight novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and three collections of fiction, including The Stories… More about Mary Gordon
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Published by Random House Audio Mar 13, 2000| 360 Minutes| ISBN 9781415910610