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The fire gospel

Author: Michel Faber
Publisher: Edinburgh [Scotland] ; New York : Canongate, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a bas-relief sculpture: they have been perfectly preserved for more than two thousand years. After smuggling them out of Iraq and translating them from Aramaic, Theo realizes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Christian fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Religious fiction
Bible fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faber, Michel.
Fire gospel.
Edinburgh [Scotland] ; New York : Canongate, 2008
(OCoLC)649897008
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Faber
ISBN: 9781847673107 1847673104 9781847672780 1847672787 1847671837 9781847671837
OCLC Number: 276306749
Description: 213 pages : 1 illustration ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Michel Faber.

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Theo Griepenkerl is a modest academic with an Olympian ego. When he visits a looted museum in Iraq, looking for treasures he can ship back to Canada, he finds nine papyrus scrolls that have lain  Read more...

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