The Fire Gospel

The Fire Gospel

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Theo Griepenkerl is a modest academic with an Olympian ego. When he visits a looted museum in Iraq, looking for treasures he can ship back to Canada, he finds nine papyrus scrolls that have lain hidden for two thousand years. Once translated from Aramaic, these prove to be a fifth Gospel, written by an eye-witness of Jesus Christ's last days. But when Theo decides to share this sensational discovery with the world, he fails to imagine the impact the new Gospel will have on Christians, Arabs, homicidal maniacs and Amazon customers. Like Prometheus's gift of fire, it has incendiary consequences. The Fire Gospel is an enthralling novel about the power of words to resonate across centuries, and inspire and disrupt in equal measure. Wickedly provocative, hilarious and shocking by turns, it is a revelatory piece of storytelling. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 161 x 233 x 10mm | 236g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • 0753181932
  • 9780753181935

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Praise for the works of Michel Faber: "Irresistibly readable." --"The Sunday Times on "The Crimson Petal and the White "An intensely imaginative time-travel experience." --"The Independent "on The Crimson Petal and the White "Faber's writing is chaste, dryly humorous and resolutely moral. . . . A remarkable novel." --"The New York Times" on Under the Skin "By turns crepuscular, buoyant, delicate, wry, horrific, otherworldly, this worldly and organ-rupturingly funny collection is a vitamin-boost for the British short-story." --David Mitchell on The Fahrenheit Twins "A real triumph." --"The Guardian" on Under the Skin "Where Faber's imagination will take us next is anyone's guess." --"GQ" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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1,063 ratings
3.08 out of 5 stars
5 6% (60)
4 26% (276)
3 44% (471)
2 20% (210)
1 4% (46)
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