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    You Can Live Forever (Hardback) By (author) Julie Maxwell

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    Description'Few disappointments compare to the loss of eternity...' Alice's father William is a part-time arsonist, rejected husband, ladies' man, fraudster - and a very devoted father. Mother Oonagh has led her children to the true religion of The Unbelievable Potential of Human Beings where they are promised immortality, paradise and communion with intergalactic beings. Brother Peter is a deacon in the Church - for him, The Plain Truth just is, like marmalade or the Grand Canyon. But Alice is faltering; she's losing the knack of living forever. Torn between loyalty to her father, increasing doubt about the Church's continually shifting doctrine and the distinctly immoral feelings aroused whenever she is close to the gorgeous outcast, Jude, Alice struggles to reconcile a university education with the basic principles of impending immortality in the company of the Worldwide Saints. And there are all kinds of questions that need answers. Above all, is life on earth really just a pornographic reality show for fallen angels? How can she have a brain and still believe? But if she gives up now, it's bound to turn out to be true. In this intricate and satisfying debut, Julie Maxwell writes with dry, dark humour, wit and intelligence about sex and the sect and the heart of darkness. This is a world reminiscent of Jeanette Winterson's "Oranges are Not the Only Fruit", but one that is infinitely more disturbed and disturbing.


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    Title
    You Can Live Forever
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julie Maxwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 415 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780224080439
    ISBN 10: 0224080431
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC22: 823.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publication date
    24 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Julie Maxwell is Fellow and Lecturer in English at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. She has published articles on Shakespeare, and on the English Bible, and is currently working on a book about religion in the life and works of Ben Jonson. You Can Live Forever is her first novel.