Book by Faber Michel
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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."Críticas:
Praise for the works of Michel Faber:
"Irresistibly readable." --"The Sunday Times on "The Crimson Petal and the White
"An intensely imaginative time-travel experience." --"The Independent "on The Crimson Petal and the White
"Faber's writing is chaste, dryly humorous and resolutely moral. . . . A remarkable novel." --"The New York Times" on Under the Skin
"By turns crepuscular, buoyant, delicate, wry, horrific, otherworldly, this worldly and organ-rupturingly funny collection is a vitamin-boost for the British short-story." --David Mitchell on The Fahrenheit Twins
"A real triumph." --"The Guardian" on Under the Skin
"Where Faber's imagination will take us next is anyone's guess." --"GQ"
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