Michel Faber The Fire Gospel

ISBN 13: 9780802144744

The Fire Gospel

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9780802144744: The Fire Gospel

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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'What he did for the Victorian novel in The Crimson Petal and the White Faber now does for the bestselling books du jour.' Guardian

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'A thriller of a story.'
The Times

'The satire is so entertaining, the pace so sharp, the writing so witty . . . it's effortless to consume.'
Observer

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.

'Faber's latest bristles with tightly edited ideas . . . This is a lean, controlled, instantly engrossing book.' *****
Financial Times

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