By Julius Lester
Rebecca Nachman is a Rabbi with no synagogue. Having resigned from her dwindling congregation, she now works as a school counselor at a small Vermont collage advising scholars approximately deepest issues and delivering the "Jewish viewpoint" on matters raised at college dinner parties.
Deeply lonely and at the fringe of wasting her religion, she comes into ownership of a Torah, the final relic of Czechowa, a village of Polish Jews who have been exterminated by means of the Nazis. With the Torah, the unquiet spirits of the village lifeless start to stopover at Rebecca. On one stopover at they depart a manuscript written in Hebrew and titled My lifestyles, an autobiography via God who, like all keen writer, is looking for a sympathetic reader. nobody has ever entire interpreting the manuscript, together with Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Maimonides, and Augustine. God thinks Rebecca will.
Rebecca's existence is extra complex while one in all her advisees-a stricken younger lady who appeared at the verge of confessing something-is came upon murdered. because the collage struggles to realize the tragedy and a police research is introduced, Rebecca starts off examining, and so involves confront the crucial problem to her religion in His so much troubling and not likely incarnation.
Julius Lester's first grownup novel in additional than a decade, The Autobiography of God marks the go back of an completely unique and provocative voice in American letters, addressing faith with depraved humor and profound reverence.
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The Autobiography of God: A Novel by Julius Lester