The Gospel According to Son
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: October 2016
Duration: 5 hours 14 minutes
Norman Mailer fused fact and fiction to create indelible portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Gilmore, and Lee Harvey Oswald. In The Gospel According to the Son, Mailer reimagines, as no other modern author has, the key character of Western history. Here is Jesus Christ's story in his own words: the discovery of his divinity and the painful, powerful journey to accepting and expressing it, "as if I were a man enclosing another man within." In its brevity and piercing simplicity, it may be Mailer's most accessible, direct, and heartfelt work.
"A book of considerable intellectual force.... The writer's powerful mind works in a specialized way, not by theological argumentation but by telling or retelling a story." -The New York Review of Books
"Challenges readers on the religious right and the atheist left with equally rich interpretive tasks." -The Dallas Morning News
"An informed and believable work of fiction...of what may have been going through the mind of Jesus during his epic ministry." -San Francisco Chronicle