The Everlasting by Katy Simpson Smith
English | 2020 | General Fiction/Classics | ePUB | 3.6 MB
From a supremely talented author comes this brilliant and inventive literary work of historical fiction, set in Rome in four different centuries, that explores love in all its various incarnations and ponders elemental questions of good and evil, obedience and free will that connect four unforgettable lives .
Spanning two thousand years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair.
Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair.
As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her father’s library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friend’s body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia de’ Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive?
Moving back through time from today (The Wilderness) to the Renaissance (The City) to the Middle Ages (The Grave) and finally to Rome under Marcus Aurelius (The Paradise), Tom, Guilia, Felix, and Prisca search and suffer for love in the eternal city, made vivid and familiar as they reappear in each century.
Title: The type of insurance everyone needs to know about.
In case you are always worried about different aspects in life, and there are always thoughts that you should get an insurance for yourself. But, there is no doubt it is a difficult decision especially when you are not aware of the different insurance policies and types. Whenever you are going for an insurance policy you should first get a proper research done in this regard. Let us explain few types of insurance in this piece of writing that it is easy for you to choose and take a decision. The types of insurance are as follows:
The Life Insurance:
One of the most important and common insurance, this type of insurance is different from other types of insurance because the subject matter is the life of a human. There is no doubt that our life is always under threat, and we are never certain about when are we going to die. In this type of insurance the insurer will be paying a specific amount of insurance at the time of death or in other case when an expiry of a certain period takes place. Life is the most important, no other property matters in front of life. Most of the people go for life insurance, because they want to secure the interest of their loved ones that they will be leaving behind. One can never protect their life but by getting life insurance, they can protect their family for sure.
It is not only an insurance policy but an investment because it will come back to the family upon death of the person who is going for the insurance or at the expiry of a period.
The General Insurance:
In the general insurance, one can include the property insurance, any other form of insurance along with liability insurance. Whereas the Fire and Marine insurance are the ones that fall in the category of Property insurance. There are other types of insurance that you can get such as Motor, Theft and Machine insurances are dealt under the umbrella of liability insurance to an extent. If we talk about the strictest form of liability insurance then it is the fidelity insurance, in case of liability insurance, the insurer pays on the behalf of the insured, the insured is compensated whenever there is a liability on him such as payment to a third party.
The Property Insurance:
As the name suggests that the property insurance is related to the property and belongings of a person. Actually, the term “property” here is an umbrella term which also includes the types of property, depending upon the insurance policy that you choose. When you get a property insurance, the insurer provides you insurance against a specific risk. Some of the risks are fire and marine perils, the activities of theft on a property or goods that can cause damage to a property are to be compensated within.
The Fire Insurance:
This is one of the risks that can happen at any time, the fire insurance basically covers all the damage and risks that can caused by a fire. This is one of the type of the insurance in which there is a risk to society as well not just to an individual. When you get the fire insurance, the loss can be compensated. It depends on the company and policy that you have chosen because you should get the one which covers the consequential loss as well.
This type of insurance policy covers the loss that takes place due to dishonesty, disloyalty and disappearance of the second party or of the employees. The party who is involved in this type of insurance must be the party to a contract. The failure of a party can cause loss to the first party. This type of insurance can be explained with the help of an illustration. Let’s take an example of export insurance, in case of such insurance the insurer will be compensating you the loss at the failure of importers for instance they failed to pay the amount of debt.
In case you want to get affordable car insurance, then you might have to look into different policies that are offered by the companies. If you are looking for cheap insurance policy, then you should complete your research beforehand about all the companies and organization that are offering you insurance policies. The type of insurance you are going for should be according to your needs, there are even cheap insurance for students. You just have to dig in to the options that you are available with
There are other types of insurance as well, such as home, health and travel insurance that must be explained in detail too because they are also the essential ones.
Anyone would like to get the home insured because there are chances of risk and damage. On the other hand health insurance is as important as the life insurance because you are also not certain when your health can decorate or you can get in to an accident…