The Book of Heaven: A Novel

The Book of Heaven: A Novel

Patricia Storace


From the writer of the acclaimed Dinner with Persephone comes a considerably unique novel approximately 4 ladies who invite us to visualize the divine anew: what if “a woman’s standpoint” have been additionally God’s?

Patricia Storace’s Eve starts off by means of telling us her model of what occurred in Eden, and through revealing that our favourite constellations cover different heavens we've by no means allowed ourselves to work out. all the 4 next chapters is the tale of 1 of those new zodiacs, that includes photographs important to girls: a knife, a cauldron, a backyard, a couple of embracing fanatics. The 4 ladies whose tales they inform are Job’s daughter, the Queen of Sheba, a polytheistic cook dinner, and a reworked Sarah, spouse of Abraham. Storace brilliantly reimagines the worlds of those girls, liberating them from the outdated stories within which they have been trapped and placing them within the foreground in their tales and of the previous testomony itself.

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