The Resource The fire gospel, Michel Faber

The fire gospel, Michel Faber

Label
The fire gospel
Title
The fire gospel
Statement of responsibility
Michel Faber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 bas-relief 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. Nakedly ambitious and recently dumped by his girlfriend, Theo sets out to share his discovery with the world in the form of a headline--grabbing U.S. book tour. Caught in the throes of his newfound fame, Theo fails to consider the global and cultural ramifications his discovery will have with God-fearing folks and religious zealots worldwide. Like Prometheus's gift of fire, Theo's book has incendiary consequences
Cataloging source
JQI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faber, Michel
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.A27
LC item number
F57 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Archaeological thefts
Label
The fire gospel, Michel Faber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm276306749
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781847671837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276306749
  • (OCoLC)276306749
  • (Sirsi) a967040
Label
The fire gospel, Michel Faber
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm276306749
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781847671837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276306749
  • (OCoLC)276306749
  • (Sirsi) a967040

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