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The discovery of heaven : a novel

Author: Harry Mulisch; Paul Vincent
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annoyed by man's behavior, God decides to take back the Ten Commandments. He orders the angels to find someone intelligent enough to recognize the original tablets. The angels bring together man and woman, a son is born and he begins his training in skills needed to carry out his mission. A novel of ideas, ranging from the nature of time to the absurdity of existence. By a Dutch writer, author of The Assault.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Mulisch; Paul Vincent
ISBN: 0670856681 9780670856688
OCLC Number: 34411842
Description: 730 p. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Ontdekking van de hemel.
Responsibility: Harry Mulisch ; translated by Paul Vincent.

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