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ISBN: 0670922099 / ISBN-13: 9780670922093

The Testament of Mary

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013, Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary is the moving story of the Virgin Mary, told by a novelist famous for ... Show synopsis

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  • The Testament of Mary (Viking) – Hardcover (2012)
    by Colm Toibin

    The Testament of Mary

    Hardcover, Viking
    2012
    112 pages

    ISBN: 0670922099
    ISBN-13: 9780670922093

    This is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary is a short, powerful novel about one of the most famous mothers in history. From the author of Brooklyn, in a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was ... Show more

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christopher

Great things do come in small packages

by christopher on Aug 13, 2013

Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Colm Toibon?s novel relates the story of Jesus Christ?s crucifixion and the days afterwards through the eyes of his ?mother?, Mary. While in hiding after the killing of her son she also tells of her view on events in the life of her son; the Wedding at Cana, the raising of Lazarus amongst others. At approximately 30,000 words and only 104 pages long, what The Testament of Mary lacks in size it makes up for in the sheer power of its vision and imagination. The book conveys the anger, frustration and loss that a mother feels after having lost a child. Not only that but witnessing the death of her son in such a barbaric and ritualistic way. This loss sees Mary only referring to her son as ?him? or ?our son? or ?my son? as she cannot bring herself to call him by the names that are used by His followers; followers who now watch over Mary and seek to protect the legacy of her son. If you are a non-religious person like me don?t let the novel?s subject matter blind you to what is a truly stunning book. This is a novel that works on so many aesthetically designed levels that to simply categorize it as a religious novel is to miss all the other heavenly beauty that sweeps across this thought provoking novel. Having not yet read the rest of the Man Booker longlist I won?t speculate as to whether it will take the prize but for the moment it should at least make the short list. http://thevoyageout-bookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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