The story of Jesus as told by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John is well known, but what about the version according to Judas? His name became synonymous with betrayer, but is that how he saw it himself? In this witty, original, and teasingly controversial novel, Judas finally tells the story as he remembers it. Looking back on his childhood and youth from an old age the gospel writers denied him, Judas recalls his friendship with Jesus, their schooling together, their families, the people who would go on to be disciples and followers, their journeys together, and their dealings with the powers of Rome and the Temple. His is a story of friendship and rivalry, of a time of uncertainty and enquiry, and a testing of belief, endurance, and loyalty. With a richly painted backdrop of ancient Palestine, this is riveting new take on the infamous story.
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C. K. Stead is the author of 10 volumes of poetry, two volumes of stories, and several works of criticism, including Mansfield and The Secret History of Modernism.Review:
“A subtly potent revisionist account of the life and death of Jesus.”
“[Stead’s] creation of a coherent, rival story — clever, moving and sometimes witty, with fully human characters — is nothing short of a revelation.”
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Book Description London: Harvill Secker, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.. First Edition. Signed by the author. A new book in fine/fine condition. Language: eng Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 12321
Book Description Random House UK, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111846550122