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Children of God / Lars Petter Sveen ; translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzy.

By: Sveen, Lars Petter, 1981- [author.].
Contributor(s): Puzey, Guy [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1555978207; 9781555978204.Uniform titles: Guds barn. English Related works: Translation of: Sveen, Lars Petter, 1981- Guds barn. English.Subject(s): Jesus Christ -- Fiction | Jesus Christ | Good and evil -- Fiction | Bethlehem -- Fiction | Palestine -- Fiction | Norwegian fiction -- Translations into English | Good and evil | Norwegian fiction | Middle East -- Palestine | West Bank -- BethlehemGenre/Form: Fiction.DDC classification: 839.8238 Summary: Daring and original stories set in New Testament times, from a rising young Norwegian author Lars Petter Sveen's Children of God recounts the lives of people on the margins of the New Testament; thieves, Roman soldiers, prostitutes, lepers, healers, and the occasional disciple all get a chance to speak. With language free of judgment or moralizing, Sveen covers familiar ground in unusual ways. In the opening story, a group of soldiers are tasked with carrying out King Herod's edict to slaughter the young male children in Bethlehem but waver in their resolve. These interwoven stories harbor surprises at every turn, as the characters reappear. A group of thieves on the road to Jericho encounters no good Samaritan but themselves. A boy healed of his stutter will later regress. A woman searching for her lover from beyond the grave cannot find solace. At crucial moments an old blind man appears, urging the characters to give in to their darker impulses.
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First publishedunder the title Guds barn.

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Daring and original stories set in New Testament times, from a rising young Norwegian author Lars Petter Sveen's Children of God recounts the lives of people on the margins of the New Testament; thieves, Roman soldiers, prostitutes, lepers, healers, and the occasional disciple all get a chance to speak. With language free of judgment or moralizing, Sveen covers familiar ground in unusual ways. In the opening story, a group of soldiers are tasked with carrying out King Herod's edict to slaughter the young male children in Bethlehem but waver in their resolve. These interwoven stories harbor surprises at every turn, as the characters reappear. A group of thieves on the road to Jericho encounters no good Samaritan but themselves. A boy healed of his stutter will later regress. A woman searching for her lover from beyond the grave cannot find solace. At crucial moments an old blind man appears, urging the characters to give in to their darker impulses.

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