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From the Publisher"A visceral retelling of the events surrounding the life of Jesus....The ferocity of Barabbas and Judas seizes the narrative and occupies its center ground."
—- Hilary Mantel, author of Bringing Up the Bodies
"By turns poetic and visceral, The Liars' Gospel liberates towering figures from the stasis of iconography, giving them psychological depth."
—-Abigail Meisel, New York Times Book Review
"Alderman solidly claims her place as a writer of bold imagination and abundant skill... She grafts new sinew and muscle to the bare bones of an ancient tale."
—National Public Radio
"A provocative and fascinating retelling of one of the foundational narratives of Western culture."
—- Julie Subrin, Tablet Magazine
"Head spinning perspectives on the life and times of Jesus, from a novelist who wields her pen like a sword."
"Exceptional....A deeply researched, empathically imagined, ferociously told exploration of the Jew known as Jesus."
—-Michael Goldfarb, Jewish Daily Forward
"Vibrant descriptions....haunting prose.... Alderman transforms an ancient story into her own engaging meditation on power, oppression, and belief."
—- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Alderman re-creates with startling immediacy the culture of first-century Judea, with its political intrigue and riots, and with its characters wondering at what the life of Yehoshuah has meant to them."
"Superb....The best-known story of all takes on messy, intricate, surging new life when freed from its biblical shackles in Naomi Alderman's reimagining."
—- Victoria Moore, Daily Mail
"Courageous....Alderman's revision of the Christ figure is a visceral, intelligent one, and it works superbly."
—- Arifa Akbar, The Independent
"Provocative and mesmerizing....Alderman here succeeds magnificently....The Liars' Gospel roots its characters firmly and vividly in their historical and political context."
—- Rebecca Abrams, New Statesman
"A novel of such intensity, meaning and depth that it must be destined to become a classic."
—- Bidisha, Presenter of BBC Radio Four's Saturday Review