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American Savior

A Novel of Divine Politics

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Published By
Algonquin Books
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Number Of Pages
312
Publication Date
August 26, 2008
ISBN
9781565126633

American Savior

A Novel of Divine Politics

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What if Jesus suddenly appeared and announced that he planned to run for President of the United States? Yes, that Jesus. And what if a well-meaning but utterly inexperienced band of disciples not only helped him mount a seat-of-the-pants campaign but also ran it well, getting millions of people to support him and in the process throwing the other two major party candidates—as well as the world's news media—into a frenzy as they scramble to discredit him?

Roland Merullo's bitingly clever satirical novel about the state of American politics follows one man's campaign to bring back goodness and kindness (real goodness and kindness this time) in a country that has fallen into a divisive state of fear and hatred. Merullo takes us into the heart of "a nation in grave spiritual danger" as the Son of man sets out to make everyone realize that "politics as usual" is no longer an acceptable alternative.

American Savior is a remarkably innovative novel that challenges our perceptions and beliefs while it wags a finger at the folly of our self-righteousness. It is sure to cause controversy among those for whom politics itself has become a kind of religion.

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"A divine novelty . . . Jesus is irresistible. . . . The book's gentle satire effectively underscores Merullo's criticism of 21st-century behavior and beliefs."-- Boston Globe

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Product details

Published By
Algonquin Books
Categories
Number Of Pages
312
Publication Date
August 26, 2008
ISBN
9781565126633

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