The Liars' Gospel

A Novel
By Naomi Alderman (Audiobook, 2013)
An award-winning writer re-imagines the life of Jesus, from the points of view of four people closest to him before his death.

This is the story of Yehoshuah, who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. Now, a year after his death, four people tell their stories. His mother grieves, his friend Iehuda loses his faith, the High Priest of the Temple tries to keep the peace, and a rebel named Bar-Avo strives to bring that peace tumbling down.

It was a time of political power-play and brutal tyranny. Men and women took to the streets to protest. Dictators put them down with iron force. In the midst of it all, one inconsequential preacher died. And either something miraculous happened, or someone lied.

Viscerally powerful in its depictions of the period - massacres and riots, animal sacrifice and human betrayal - The Liars' Gospel makes the oldest story entirely new.

An award-winning writer re-imagines the life of Jesus, from the points of view of four people closest to him before his death.

This is the story of Yehoshuah, who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. Now, a year after his death, four people tell their stories. His mother grieves, his friend Iehuda loses his faith, the High Priest of the Temple tries to keep the peace, and a rebel named Bar-Avo strives to bring that peace tumbling down.

It was a time of political power-play and brutal tyranny. Men and women took to the streets to protest. Dictators put them down with iron force. In the midst of it all, one inconsequential preacher died. And either something miraculous happened, or someone lied.

Viscerally powerful in its depictions of the period - massacres and riots, animal sacrifice and human betrayal - The Liars' Gospel makes the oldest story entirely new.

Naomi Alderman is the author of Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers and has been published in 10 languages. She contributes regularly to the Guardian and lives in London.

  • Margaret Atwood in conversation with Naomi Alderman

  • PRAISE FOR NAOMI ALDERMAN:

    "Remarkable. Alderman is a supremely talented writer." (author of Chocolat).

  • "Move over Zadie Smith." (Elle).

  • "Sharp, funny, and poignant." (author of Wolf Hall).

  • "A wonderful novel. The real wonder is Alderman's capacity for original thinking.... As rich and fresh and fascinating as this lovely novel itself." (The Sunday Times (UK)).

  • "A glittering style, a compulsive pleasure." (Metro).

  • "Witty, dark and compelling." (author of When We Were Bad).

  • "Fascinating...a meditation on faith, belonging, and self-emancipation." (The Guardian).

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Product Details

The Liars' Gospel
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Audio Run Time: 600
  • ISBN-13: 9781619698239
  • On Sale Date: 03/12/2013
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