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THE GOSPEL OF CORAX

Park, Paul.

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ISBN 10: 1569470618 / ISBN 13: 9781569470619
Published by Soho., NY:, 1996
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Park. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 7276

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Title: THE GOSPEL OF CORAX

Publisher: Soho., NY:

Publication Date: 1996

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Written as an apocryphal gospel, a historical novel traces Christ's journey to Tibet and his contact with Eastern religions, led by a refugee, homosexual slave named Corax who precipitates Jesus's banishment from Palestine.

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The Gospel of Corax is the autobiography of a young man raised by a Roman apothecary after his father, a mercenary soldier, is captured and sold into slavery. The story opens with Corax fleeing across the Mediterranean, his master dead and his master's house in flames. Wanted for murder, Corax combines his escape with a pilgrimage of sorts to his father's birthplace in the Indian Himalayas. As an outlaw, he meets Jeshua of Nazareth, who accompanies Corax on his journey. The two encounter aristocrats, bandits, caravans plying the silk route, and barbarous Huns. They realize they are not only fleeing the Romans but are doing something more profound. Their quest for survival turns into an insatiable quest for knowledge.

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