The Fire Gospel (Isis (Hardcover Large Print))

Faber, Michel

ISBN 10: 0753181924 / 0-7531-8192-4
ISBN 13: 9780753181928
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
About this title:
From The New York Times best-selling author of The Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber’s The Fire Gospel is a wickedly funny, acid-tongued, media-savvy picaresque that delves into our sensationalist culture. Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a basrelief sculpture: they have been perfectly preserved for more than two thousand years. After smuggling them out of Iraq and translating them from Aramaic, Theo realizes the extent of his career-making find, for he is in possession of the Fifth Gospel, and it offers a shocking and incomparable eyewitness account of Christ’s crucifixion and last days on Earth. A hugely entertaining, and by turns shocking story, The Fire Gospel is a smart, stylish, and suspenseful novel.

Product Description:
When Theo Griepenkerl happens upon the fifth Gospel in a war-torn Iraqi museum, he can't believe his luck. Driven by greed and a lust for fame, he capitalises on his find by publishing it. His book is a sensation. But he can hardly imagine the incendiary consequences his discovery will have for Christians, Arabs, homicidal maniacs and Amazon customers alike. The "Fire Gospel" is a brilliant piece of storytelling, dazzlingly outrageous and utterly gripping.

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Faber, Michel
ISBN 10: 0753181924
ISBN 13: 9780753181928
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Book Description: ISIS Large Print Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. large print edition. 150 pages. 9.00x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0753181924

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