The Relic (Paperback)
Dedalus, 9780946626946, 250pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2003
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Teodorico Raposo, the novel's anti-hero, is a master of deceit, one minute feigning devotion to his rich, pious aunt in order to inherit her money; the next, indulging in debauchery. Spurred on by the desire to please his aunt, and in order to get away from his unfaithful mistress, Teodorico embarks on a journey to the Holy Land in search of a holy relic. The resulting fiasco is a masterpiece of comic irony as religious bigotry and personal greed are mercilessly ridiculed.