Thirst (Paperback)

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By Amélie Nothomb, Alison Anderson (Translator)
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A pithy, thoughtful, and delightfully droll take on the Crucifixion. I especially liked Jesus's recounting of his favorite miracles (and when good wine ought to be served). 

— From Ellen


In her twenty-eighth novel in as many years, best-selling Belgian novelist and international literary superstar Am lie Nothomb takes on a story for the ages: the life of Jesus.

In a first-person voice as droll and irreverent as it is wise, Nothomb narrates Jesus's final days, from his trial to his crucifixion to the resurrection.

Amid asides about his relationships with his mother and Judas, his love for Mary Magdalene, and his many miracles, we find a man struggling with his humanity and his exceptional nature, straddling the line between human and deity, the son of a formless, omnipotent creator in the fallible form of a man.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609456603
ISBN-10: 1609456602
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 96
Language: English