About this book
Paperback of this extraordinary retelling of the life and death of Christ, a vivid novel, bursting with life and death, fantastic characters and a rollicking plot. Alderman is mentored by Margaret Atwood, and has won the Orange Award for New Writers and the "Sunday Times" Young Writer of the Year prize. This novel will appeal to readers of Madeline Miller's "The Song Of Achilles" and Atwood's own "Myth".
Iehuda, who was once Yehoshuah's friend, recalls how he came to lose his faith and find a place among the Romans. Caiaphas, the High Priest at the great Temple in Jerusalem, tries to hold the peace between Rome and Judea. Bar-Avo, a rebel, strives to bring that peace tumbling down.