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Megan Campisi

Biography

Megan Campisi

Megan Campisi is a playwright, novelist and teacher. Her plays have been performed in China, France and the United States. She attended Yale University and the L’École International de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. The author of SIN EATER, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

Megan Campisi

Books by Megan Campisi

by Megan Campisi - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

For the crime of stealing bread, 14-year-old May receives a life sentence: she must become a Sin Eater --- a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the final confessions of the dying, eat ritual foods symbolizing their sins as a funeral rite, and thereby shoulder their transgressions to grant their souls access to heaven. Orphaned and friendless, apprenticed to an older Sin Eater who cannot speak to her, May must make her way in a dangerous and cruel world she barely understands. When a deer heart appears on the coffin of a royal governess who did not confess to the dreadful sin it represents, the older Sin Eater refuses to eat it. She is taken to prison, tortured and killed. To avenge her death, May must find out who placed the deer heart on the coffin and why.