Item Details

Children of God

Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzy
Format
Book
Published
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018]
Language
English
Norwegian (translated from)
Uniform Title
Guds Barn English
ISBN
1555978207, 9781555978204
Summary
Daring and original stories set in New Testament times, from a rising young Norwegian author Lars Petter Sveen's 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.
Description
240 pages ; 21 cm
Notes
  • First publishedunder the title Guds barn.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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