The Gospel According To The New World: Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023
By Maryse Conde, and and, Richard Philcox
Baby Pascal is strikingly beautiful, brown in complexion, with grey-green eyes like the sea. But where does he come from? Is he really the child of God? So goes the rumour, and many signs throughout his life will cause this theory to gain ground.
From journey to journey and from one community to another, Pascal sets off in search of his origins, trying to understand the meaning of his mission. Will he be able to change the fate of humanity? And what will the New World Gospel reveal?
This book has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023. Find out more here.
You can find reading guides to the books on the International Booker Prize 2023 shortlist on the International Booker Prize website.Tweet
A parody of the gospels and quite funny at times but the stilted translation from French stops the prose from flowing. An interesting and entertaining take on a modern day 'messiah' nevertheless.