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The Secret Books

The Secret Books

Author: Marcel Theroux
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Seeking adventure, a young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of 19th century Paris.Travelling undercover in the mountains of British India, he discovers a manuscript that transforms the world's understanding of the historical Jesus.Decades later, in a Europe threatened by unimaginable tragedy, he makes a despairing attempt to right a historic injustice.This breathtaking novel by the award-winning author of Far North and Strange Bodies tells the extraordinary tale of Nicolas Notovitch and his secret gospel.It is the epic story of a young man on the make in a turbulent world of spies and double-cross, propaganda and revolutionary violence, lost love and nascent anti-semitism - a world which eerily foreshadows our own era of post-truth politics.Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for.

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Nothing is more dangerous than a story

Author description

Marcel Theroux is the author of five novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award), Far North (shortlisted for America's prestigious National Book Award), and Strange Bodies.He lives in London.

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General Fields

  • : 9780571281947
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : August 2017
  • : 222mm X 145mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Main
  • : Hardback
  • : Marcel Theroux
  • : 384
  • : 823.92
  • : en