What a scandal! The Blessed Virgin sprawled on a bed in the half-dark, dead as a doornail, belly swollen, bare legs sticking out for all the world to see. What could Caravaggio have been thinking of?
A barely recognisable Virgin
The Testament of Mary
by Colm Tóibín
Picador, $19.99 hb, 104 pp, 9781742611044
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