I, Judas by James Reich
A Novel

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Judas Iscariot is the historical symbol of betrayal. But what really happened at the Garden of Gethsemane? What really compelled Judas to hang himself from a tree? I, Judas reimagines Iscariot’s relationship to Jesus Christ and explores Judas's orchestration of the elaborate con of the divinity of Jesus Christ, subverting the legend of Judas as he inhabits some of our most notorious literary and historic figures in their darkest hours. Custer, Sexton, Van Gogh: These famous suicides converge through the figure of Judas in a cutting-edge piece of fiction that exposes the dangers of seeking universal truths in myth.

 

About James Reich

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CARY REICH is the former executive editor of Institutional Investor. His most recent book, The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Mr. Reich is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the Overseas Press Award and the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Soft Skull Press. 226 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With the claustrophobic air of a mosh pit, Reich's experimental debut novel tells the story of Judas and his betrayal of Jesus Christ, with Judas narrating from his current seat in Dante's Hell.

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