Of Men and Angels (Paperback)
  • Of Men and Angels (Paperback)
zoom

Of Men and Angels (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 549 Pages / Published: 30/05/2019
  • 5+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Award-winning, bestselling author Michael Arditti's tenth novel that documents the history of homophobia and religion.

God's vengeance on the wicked city of Sodom is a perennial source of fascination and horror. Michael Arditti's passionate and enthralling new novel explores the enduring power of the myth in five momentous epochs. A young Judean exile transcribes the Acts of Abraham and Lot in ancient Babylon; the Guild of Salters presents a mystery play of Lot's Wife in medieval York; Botticelli paints the Destruction of Sodom for a court in Renaissance Florence; a bereaved rector searches for the Cities of the Plain in nineteenth century Palestine; a closeted gay movie star portrays Lot in a controversial biblical epic in 1980s Hollywood.

With its interrelated narratives and interwoven documents, Of Men and Angels is both formally inventive and imaginatively rich. Abounding in characters as vivid as they are varied, from temple prostitutes and palace eunuchs, through fanatical friars and humanist poets, to Bedouin tribesmen, Russian exiles and, of course, angels, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, penetrating insight and profound human sympathy.

Publisher: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 9781911350576
Number of pages: 549
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Arditti succeeds in creating fiction that is morally serious, moving and intense.'

* TLS *

'Arditti is a master storyteller who uses his theological literacy sparingly to deliver a challenging but enthralling read.'

* The Guardian *

`Anyone who is afraid that the English novel is sliding into a backwater of domestic anecdote should find their anxieties assuaged by the writing of Michael Arditti.'

* The Times *

'A Graham Greene for our time'

* The Spectator *

You may also be interested in...

The Dinner Guest
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Weekend
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Bell Jar
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Utopia Avenue
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Shuggie Bain
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Mayflies
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Girl with the Louding Voice
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Exciting Times
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Law of Innocence
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Leave the World Behind
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Troubled Blood
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.