THE Cleaner of Chartres
Then an accidental encounter dredges up the specter of her past, and the nasty meddling of town gossips forces Agnès to confront her tragic history and the violent act that haunts it.
“With its subtle combination of explorations of faith and love, The Cleaner of Chartres is something of a return to the terrain of Vickers’s first novel…Miss Garnet’s Angel.…Each character is drawn with skilful precision.”
—The Independent (UK)
“There’s a timelessness about The Cleaner of Chartres…Vickers draws on an intimate understanding of human behavior.”
“Salley Vickers is a novelist whose imaginative journey always promises magic and mystery. The Cleaner of Chartres shows her on top form in a rich weave of loss and redemption spiked with Ms. Vickers’s irrepressible wit.”
— Robert McCrum, The Observer (UK)