The Stain: A Novel by Rikki Ducornet
In The Stain Rikki Ducornet tells the story of a young girl named Charlotte, branded with a furry birthmark in the shape of a dancing hare, regarded as the mark of Satan. "Sadistic nuns, scatology, butchered animals, monkish rapists, and Satan" (Kirkus), as well as the village exorcist, inhabit this bawdy tale of perversion, power, possession, and the rape of innocence. Ducornet weaves an intricate design of fantasy and reality, at once surreal, hilarious, and terrifying.
The 1785th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 35th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)