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Towing Jehovah (The Godhead Trilogy #1)
     

Towing Jehovah (The Godhead Trilogy #1)

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by James Morrow
 

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God is dead, and Anthony Van Horne must tow the corpse to the Arctic (to preserve Him from sharks and decomposition). En route Van Horne must also contend with ecological guilt, a militant girlfriend, sabotage both natural and spiritual, and greedy hucksters of oil, condoms, and doubtful ideas. Winner of a 1995 World Fantasy Award.

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God is dead, and Anthony Van Horne must tow the corpse to the Arctic (to preserve Him from sharks and decomposition). En route Van Horne must also contend with ecological guilt, a militant girlfriend, sabotage both natural and spiritual, and greedy hucksters of oil, condoms, and doubtful ideas. Winner of a 1995 World Fantasy Award.

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Gale Research
In Towing Jehovah, God is dead--literally. His corpse has fallen from the heavens, and the Vatican has to contract with an unemployed oil tanker captain, Anthony Van Horne, to tow it to its final resting place in the Arctic. "The bizarre details actually work in context even if . . . they may seem extreme," writes Joe Mayhew in the Washington Post Book World. "It is important, however, to remember that Morrow is writing about the vices of man. His novel attacks only the cartoons of religion, not the real thing."
Carl Hays
Writing a brand of masterfully understated comic prose all his own, Morrow is a genius, and this book is one of the most deliciously irreverent satirical sprees in years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099263012
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Godhead Trilogy , #1
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

James Morrow is a novelist and short-story writer known for filtering large philosophical and theological questions through his satiric sensibility. Some of his most notable works include This Is the Way the World Ends and The Godhead Trilogy. While much of Morrow’s work has been published as science fiction and fantasy, he has also written unconventional historical novels, The Last Witchfinder and Galápagos Regained. He has previously won the World Fantasy Award as well as the Nebula Award.

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Towing Jehovah 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I've read this book about 3 times in the past few years, and it's always worth the time to pick up again. Morrow's satire of how far we will go to defend our own beliefs, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, is as intelligent as it is fun to read. While some people of faith are probably offended by the premise, it's a deeper look at where we get our sense of morality from. To Morrow's credit, he does take some swipes at dogmatic Atheists as well through some of the plot lines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Come on, confess--you're intrigued by the book's premise. Well, let me be the first to say that you won't be disappointed if you buy this one. This is a magnificently written, darkly funny book that will have you laughing while at the same time wondering what you might do if you found out there was no God. Rich characters and wonderful use of language make 'Towing Jehovah' a must-read.