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The Ermenfrid Penitential: A Serial

The Ermenfrid Penitential: A Serial

By The Ermenfrid Penitential: A S
Thirteen Iraq War Veterans are on a journey back to Baghdad. Each pilgrim’s tale corresponds to a mysterious medieval penitential, whose author has a story of his own.
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