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Publisher Description

An award-winning writer reimagines the life of Jesus, from the points of view of four people closest to him before his death.

This is the story of Yehoshuah, who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. Now, a year after his death, four people tell their stories. His mother grieves, his friend Iehuda loses his faith, the High Priest of the Temple tries to keep the peace, and a rebel named Bar-Avo strives to bring that peace tumbling down.

It was a time of political power plays and brutal tyranny. Men and women took to the streets to protest. Dictators put them down with iron force. In the midst of it all, one inconsequential preacher died. And either something miraculous happened, or someone lied.

Viscerally powerful in its depictions of the period -- massacres and riots, animal sacrifice and human betrayal -- The Liars' Gospel makes the oldest story entirely new.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
March 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
3.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Lenina13 ,

Disappointing Book

The subject requires more erudition or perhaps maturity in a writer. The story is juicy but too facile with history even for fiction. The ending, which I so awaited, for the sack of Jerusalem would hold the story together. But it did not. It was as if a young graduate student brought in new information in the concluding chapter of her dissertation. It was a valiant try, however.

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