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Lazarus Is Dead

(2011)
(The first book in the Messiahs Trilogy series)
A novel by

 

"Richard Beard is one of the most ingenious, resourceful and entertaining novelists in England."
Philip Hensher


Brimming with wit and humor, Lazarus Is Dead transcends genres as it recounts the story of a great friendship lost and re-found.
In the gospels Jesus is described as having only one friend, and when this friend dies, Jesus does something that he does nowhere else in the Bible. He weeps. Novelist Richard Beard begins here. Mixing Biblical sources, historical detail, fascinating references to music, art, and writers as diverse as Kahlil Gibran and Norman Mailor, and abundant reserves of creative invention, Beard gives us his astonishing and amusing take on the greatest story ever told about second chances.
As children, Lazarus and Jesus were thick as thieves. But following a mysterious event, their friendship dwindled in early adulthood. One man struck out and became a flamboyant and successful businessman, the other stayed behind to learn a trade, and ultimately to find his calling in an unprecedented mix of spirituality and revolutionary zeal. Lazarus Is Dead is set during the final period in each man's life - or, to be more precise, each man's first life. Both know the end is near and, though they're loath to admit it, they long for reconciliation. For that to happen they will need to find reasons to believe in each other before time runs out.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Lazarus Is Dead
Author(s): Richard Beard
ISBN: 1-84655-506-X / 978-1-84655-506-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Lazarus is Dead
Author(s): Richard Beard
ISBN: 1-60945-080-9 / 978-1-60945-080-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Lazarus is Dead
Author(s): Richard Beard
ISBN: 1-4448-1243-2 / 978-1-4448-1243-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Lazarus Is Dead
Author(s): Richard Beard
ISBN: 0-09-955434-8 / 978-0-09-955434-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lazarus is Dead
Author(s): Richard Beard
Publisher: Europa Editions
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Lazarus Is Dead
Author(s): Richard Beard
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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