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The Fire Gospel
by Michel Faber


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802144744
  • ISBN-10: 0802144748
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: January 2010
  • Page Count: 213


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