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Cain

Author: José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Cain, (Biblical figure); Cain, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 9780547419893 0547419899
OCLC Number: 694830132
Description: 159 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Caim.
Responsibility: José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

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"In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, in all ways a fitting end to Saramago's extraordinary career"--

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