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The Fire Gospel (Myths, The) 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 Christs crucifixion and last days on Earth.
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"The author of The Crimson Petal and the White sends up the publishing industry in this stillborn satire." - Publishers Weekly.
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Michel Faber Author Biography
Michel Faber was born in Holland. He moved with his family to Australia in
1967 and has lived in Scotland since 1992. His short story 'Fish' won the
Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1996 and is
included in his first collection of short stories, Some Rain Must Fall and
Other Stories (1998), winner of the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of
the Year Award.
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