God Is Dead [DD]

God Is Dead [DD]
[LL395]

Author: Currie Jr., Ron

Narrator: Gabriel Baron

Unabridged

Format: Digital Download

Length: 5 Hrs, 29 Mins.

ISBN: 9781593163761

$29.95

From a mind-blowing new talent, an audacious novel that imagines the world after God descends to Earth as a Dinka woman from the Sudan and subsequently dies in the Darfur desert. The result is a world both bizarrely new yet eerily familiar.

In Currie�s provocative, wise, and emotionally resonant novel we meet God himself; the Dinka woman whose mortality He must suffer when He inhabits her body; people all over the world coping with the devastating news of God�s demise; a group of young men who, fearing the end of the world, take fate into their own hands; mental patients who insist that a god still exists; armies taking up the eternal war between fate and free will; and parents who, in the absence of a deity and the �lack of anything to do on Sundays,� worship their children. On the surface, this world utterly transformed-yet certain things remain unchanged: protective parents clash with willful, idealistic teenagers; idols are exalted; small town rumor mills run unabated; and children often don�t realize how to forgive their parents until it�s too late.

In God Is Dead, Currie brings together a prescient satirical gift worthy of Jonathan Swift, the raw appeal of Chuck Palahniuk�s blackest comedy, and the thought-provoking ethical questions of Kurt Vonnegut, all with a light touch, empathy, and wisdom that make for an exhilarating reading experience. Off beat yet accessible, God Is Dead is an exciting debut from a fresh new voice in contemporary fiction.

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AUTHOR
Ron Currie, Jr.�s prizewinning fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train. He has been short-listed for the Fish International Short Story Award and Swink magazine�s Emerging Writer Award. He lives in Waterville, Maine.

AUTHOR WEBSITE
RonCurrieJr.com

NARRATOR
Gabriel Baron is an actor and director with extensive experience in stage, commercials and voiceover work. He has been honored with the Genius Award for theater, and the Footlight Award for acting and directing. Baron's work in theater, dance and spoken word poetry have earned him a reputation as one of Seattle's most diverse performance artists.

REVIEWS
AudioFile
"[Gabriel Baron's] reading is expressive, accurate, and well paced, and he modulates his tone well to indicate different characters."

Kirkus Reviews [starred review]
"Bereft and deranged earthlings struggle to adapt to a world without divine guidance in this mordant dystopian fable, its Maine author's abrasively funny first novel."

Publishers Weekly
"This novel-in-stories is unsettling and strange, but still easily accessible; despite the ways in which his world has changed, Currie's altered humanity has one foot in ours."

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