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The testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín

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The testament of Mary
Title
The testament of Mary
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Colm Tóibín
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God nor that his death was 'worth it' nor tha the 'group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye' were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died - she fled to save herself) and her judgment of others is equally harsh. This woman whom we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone"--Dustjacket flap
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Title
The testament of Mary
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Years after her son's crucifixion, Mary lives alone and in fear, trying to piece together the events that led to her son's brutal death.
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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10151466
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.O455
LC item number
T47 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Colm Toibin
The testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín
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The testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
81 p.
Isbn
9781451688382
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2012007578
Note
cat24
System control number
  • ocn779266372
  • (OCoLC)779266372

Library Locations

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