The Liars' Gospel

The Liars' Gospel

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"A visceral retelling of the events surrounding the life of Jesus....The ferocity of Barabbas and Judas seizes the narrative and occupies its center ground."
--- Hilary Mantel

A year after the death of Yehoshuah, a mysterious figure who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick, four people tell their stories.

A mother, a friend, a collaborator, a rebel-to each of these witnesses the young preacher represents strikingly different things. But whether the witnesses are lying or telling the truth, their accounts will change all that comes after.

This is a story of sacrifice and betrayal, oppression and resistance, and the courage it takes to make both war and peace. THE LIARS' GOSPEL powerfully reimagines a tale we think we already know and invites us to see it in an entirely new light.

Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2014, c2012.
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780316232791
Characteristics: 311, 14 p.


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Jun 22, 2013

A compelling, though violent, picture of Jewish life under Roman occupation, and an "inside" look at four characters from the Gospels. Jesus (Yehoshuah) himself remains an enigma, which seems to be the point.

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