“Sin and redemption, moral choices, the nature of good and evil”, Giardina has asserted, are her themes. “I try to explore,” she continues in the author’s notes to Saints and Villains, “the human side of evil and the flawed aspects of good and see [within both] moral complexity.” Whether she carries her readers back to the Seventeenth Century (as she does through the time-travel fantasy of her latest novel Fallam’s Secret), to the coal fields of West Virginia to relive the mining wars of the first half of the Twentieth Century (as she does in Storming Heaven and The Unquiet Earth), to the blood-drenched battlefields of Agincourt and Shrewsbury (as in Good King Harry…
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Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey. "Denise Giardina". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 May 2005
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