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The Resource Children of God, Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey

Children of God, Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey

Label
Children of God
Title
Children of God
Statement of responsibility
Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Daring and original stories set in New Testament times, from a rising young Norwegian author Lars Petter Sveen, Children of God recounts the lives of people on the margins of the New Testament; thieves, Roman soldiers, prostitutes, lepers, healers, and the occasional disciple all get a chance to speak. With language free of judgment or moralizing, Sveen covers familiar ground in unusual ways. In the opening story, a group of soldiers are tasked with carrying out King Herod's edict to slaughter the young male children in Bethlehem but waver in their resolve. These interwoven stories harbor surprises at every turn, as the characters reappear. A group of thieves on the road to Jericho encounters no good Samaritan but themselves. A boy healed of his stutter will later regress. A woman searching for her lover from beyond the grave cannot find solace. At crucial moments an old blind man appears, urging the characters to give in to their darker impulses
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sveen, Lars Petter
Dewey number
839.8238
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9086.S74
LC item number
G8313 2018
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Good and evil
  • Soldiers
  • Bethlehem
  • Palestine
Label
Children of God, Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781555978204
Lccn
2018934488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1019929713
  • (OCoLC)1019929713
Label
Children of God, Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781555978204
Lccn
2018934488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1019929713
  • (OCoLC)1019929713

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