Joan

Random House

9781984855800

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Joan

Katherine J. Chen‘s Joan leaves behind the pious maiden, her visions and voices. This Joan of Arc is hungry, earthy and scrappy—a natural fighter.

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To the 21st-century reader, Joan of Arc may feel faraway and quaint, like a figure in an ancient stained-glass window. And yet the martyr's name calls up an array of familiar mythic images: a pious, perhaps delusional 15th-century French maiden visited by visions and voices, a young woman with a sword in her hand, in…

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