Letters From the Flesh

Letters From the Flesh

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by Marcos Donnelly

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Two sets of letters, two thousand years apart ... and the one truth connecting them will change the world forever.

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Two sets of letters, two thousand years apart ... and the one truth connecting them will change the world forever.


In Letters from the Flesh, the insights and satire of novelist Marcos Donnelly set a breathtaking pace, tackling far-reaching themes like evolution, fundamentalism, quantum realities, and the very core of human nature, all through the deceptively simple medium of two sets of letters:

·        the first-century epistles of a non-physical extraterrestrial trapped in human form, whose investigations of earth accidentally trigger the rise of Christianity

·        the digital-age emails of microbiologist Dr. Lillian Oberland to her cousin Michael, a public school biology teacher championing evolution in his classroom and battling the wrath of Creationist parents


The letters reveal a relationship far deeper than passing coincidence -- and signal that Cousin Michael's head-to-head conflict with fundamentalist Christianity may have interspecies consequences that traverse galaxies and millennia.

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"A biting and highly entertaining intellectual delight."
-SF Weekly

"A compelling reading experience. . . . Those who can embrace Donnelly's inspired use of religious backdrop will find two genuinely personal stories that offer unexpected revelations."

"An unexpected delight."
-Locus Magazine

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
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5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Marcos Donnelly’s short ?ction has appeared in such venues as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, and Bantam’s Full Spectrum anthologies. Donnelly’s work has been praised by the New York Review of Science Fiction as “utterly gripping, very funny, and very clever” and lauded by Booklist as “brilliant and controversial.” Donnelly works as a Spanish teacher in Upstate New York, where he lives with his wife Vikki and stepdaughters Tara and Elissa.

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