One dark and stormy night in 1956, a stranger named Fludd
mysteriously turns up in the dismal village of Fetherhoughton. He
is the curate sent by the bishop to assist Father Angwin-or is he?
In the most unlikely of places, a superstitious town that
understands little of romance or sentimentality, where bad blood
between neighbors is ancient and impenetrable, miracles begin to
bloom. No matter how copiously Father Angwin drinks while he
confesses his broken faith, the level of the bottle does not drop.
Although Fludd does not appear to be eating, the food on his plate
disappears. Fludd becomes lover, gravedigger, and savior,
transforming his dull office into a golden regency of decision,
unashamed sensation, and unprecedented action. Knitting together
the miraculous and the mundane, the dreadful and the ludicrous,
Fludd is a tale of alchemy and transformation told with astonishing
art, insight, humor, and wit.