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Lazarus Is Dead (Paperback)

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    Brimming with wit and humor, Lazarus Is Dead transcends genres as it recounts the story of a great friendship lost and re-found.
    In the gospels Jesus is described as having only one friend, and when this friend dies, Jesus doe......more

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Brimming with wit and humor, Lazarus Is Dead transcends genres as it recounts the story of a great friendship lost and re-found.
In the gospels Jesus is described as having only one friend, and when this friend dies, Jesus does something that he does nowhere else in the Bible. He weeps. Novelist Richard Beard begins here. Mixing Biblical sources, historical detail, fascinating references to music, art, and writers as diverse as Kahlil Gibran and Norman Mailor, and abundant reserves of creative invention, Beard gives us his astonishing and amusing take on the greatest story ever told about second chances.
As children, Lazarus and Jesus were thick as thieves. But following a mysterious event, their friendship dwindled in early adulthood. One man struck out and became a flamboyant and successful businessman, the other stayed behind to learn a trade, and ultimately to find his calling in an unprecedented mix of spirituality and revolutionary zeal. Lazarus Is Dead is set during the final period in each manís lifeóor, to be more precise, each manís first life. Both know the end is near and, though theyíre loath to admit it, they long for reconciliation. For that to happen they will need to find reasons to believe in each other before time runs out.

Richard Beard is the author of four novels, including Damascus (Arcade, 1999), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Dry Bones (Secker & Warburg, 2004). He has written three works of non-fiction, and is the Director of the National Academy of Writing in London.

Author:
Beard, Richard
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
228
Language:
English
Publisher:
Europa Editions Inc
Publish Date:
09/25/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781609450809
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.66 lb
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