In true controversial James Frey style, this brilliant new novel is the final Testament of the Holy Bible.
James Frey isn't like other writers. He's been called a liar. A cheat. A con man. He's been called a saviour. A revolutionary. A genius. He's been sued by readers. Dropped by publishers because of his controversies. Berated by TV talk-show hosts and condemned by the media. He's been exiled from America, and driven into hiding. He's also a bestselling phenomenon. Published in 38 languages, and beloved by readers around the world. What scares people about Frey is that he plays with truth; that fine line between fact and fiction. Now he has written his greatest work, his most revolutionary, his most controversial. The Final Testament of the Holy Bible.
What would you do if you discovered the Messiah were alive today? Living in New York. Sleeping with men. Impregnating young women. Euthanizing the dying, and healing the sick. Defying the government, and condemning the holy. What would you do if you met him? And he changed your life. Would you believe? Would you?
The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. It will change you. Hurt you. Scare you. Make you think differently. Live differently. Enrage you. Offend you. Open your eyes to the world in which we live. We've waited 2,000 years for the Messiah to arrive. We've waited 2,000 years for this book to be written. He was here. The Final Testament of the Holy Bible is the story of his life.
James Frey is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He is married and lives in New York.
Bold, brilliant, honest — Erica Wagner, The Times
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant: every page is great. — A N Wilson, Financial Times
This is a wonderful book, which one picks up with enthusiasm and puts down with reluctance — Lionel Shriver, The Times
Compelling as both a thriller and a provocative riposte to religious orthodoxies — Guardian
Unputdownable — Sunday Times
It's a truly brilliant book - beautiful, moving and thoughtful, yet entertaining and gripping too — Matthew Cain, Channel 4
A gently humorous, surprisingly plausible, rather charming read — Decca Aitkenhead, Guardian
Exhilarating . . . It grabs you by the throat — Julie Myserson, New Statesman
Compulsive reading — Elle
A work of towering ambition, heartbreaking drama and devilish skill — Shortlist
A powerful page-turner that questions conventional political and religious mortality — She