The Resource The testament of Mary
- The testament of Mary
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- Colm Tóibín
- "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
- New York Times Notable Book 2012
- Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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- T47 2012
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