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Author Saramago, José.
Uniform Title Caim. English
Title Cain / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011.
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 Learning Commons Bestsellers  PQ9281.A66 C3513 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description 159 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary "In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, in all ways a fitting end to Saramago's extraordinary career"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cain (Biblical figure) -- Fiction.
Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction.
Related Names Costa, Margaret Jull.
ISBN 0547419899 (hardback)
9780547419893 (hardback)
OCLC number 694830132