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Summary

Rejoice! A new messiah has come, and her name is Julie. Born to Murray Katz, the solitary (and celibate) keeper of an abandoned lighthouse on the Jersey shore, our protagonist arrives on Earth boasting supernatural abilities evocative of her divine half-brother, Jesus. As a child, she revels in her talent for walking on water, resurrecting dead crabs, and treating fireflies as luminous alphabet blocks. But after she reaches adolescence, her life becomes as challenging and ambiguous as any mortal’s. Not only is Julie Katz obliged to deal with a silver-tongued devil and self-righteous neo-Christian zealots, she must also figure out what sort of mission her mother - the female Supreme Being - has in mind for her. 

At once outrageous and affirming, this Nebula Award finalist is a magnificent work of contemporary satire that holds a mirror up to human nature, astutely reflecting our species’ failings, foibles, and often misguided affections.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Christine M. Clark
  • 21-09-21

couldn't get into the characters

the idea for the book was interesting but I could not get into the characters. after about half way through the book I gave up. a parade of unlikeable characters gave me no one to root for or even get attached to. and the performance was a bit bland. wanted to like it after the first couple chapters as characters seemed interesting but just never developed beyond the intro.

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  • Archie R. Whitehill
  • 27-07-20

Strange

This is one of the strangest books you'll ever enjoy. Perhaps it will even give theologians something to ponder. Great characters. Great story.