Messiah by Andrei Codrescu
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Set from December 1999 to Mardi Gras 2000, Messiah introduces two remarkable young women: Felicity, a girl detective in New Orleans, and Andrea, a Sarajevan orphan who has found asylum in Jerusalem after internment in a Serbian POW camp. Felicity and Andrea, both presciently self-aware, come to believe they are the two severed halves of a whole entity, eventually finding each other amid the chaos of millennial fervor. Their special mission: to fulfill an extraordinary destiny as Armageddon sweeps the earth.
 

About Andrei Codrescu

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Andrei Codrescu is an author of poetry, novels, and essays, the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life and Letters, and has broadcast regular commentary for NPR since 1983. He was the recipient of a Peabody Award for his film Road Scholar, the Ovid Prize for poetry, and the ACLU Freedom of Speech Award.
 
Published February 19, 1999 by Simon & Schuster. 368 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Great Minds, nefarious villains, and the crucial figures of Felicity and Andrea (“Together, they were a new being”) eventually meet up in the New Jerusalem: New Orleans, during Mardi Gras.

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With the help of the ultra-eccentric Major Notz, a family friend, Felicity decides to take down Mullin's empire--or at least blackmail him into returning the $2.5 million Mullin stole from Felicity.

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What comes after Messiah is a brave and bizarre new world.

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