Looking a little to her left she made out what seemed to be a low causeways raised upon a series of arches which ran across the nearer reach of the lake toward the wall. Then, with a shock of alarm, she saw that there was a dark figure standing quite near on the edge of the water, very still.
The Bell by Iris Murdoch. A lay community attached to a nunnery struggles with faith, sex, good, evil, and other philosophical fundamentals. Typical -- and typically wonderful -- Murdoch.
This counts as one of my books for my TBR challenges this year. Murdoch is a favorite of mine. The Bell is one of her particularly readable early novels.
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