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Towing Jehovah

(1993)
(The first book in the Godhead series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel
A past winner of the World Fantasy Award, Morrow could easily claim another prize, for the year's most outlandish fictional premise, if there were prizes for such things. When God Himself drops dead, leaving His two-mile-long corpse floating face up in the Atlantic, former sea captain Anthony Van Horne is recruited by a grieving archangel to haul the Corpus Dei to an icy tomb at the North Pole. Eager to redeem himself for indirectly causing the century's worst oil spill, Van Horne resumes command of his newly repaired supertanker, the Carpco Valparaiso, and speeds north with God in tow. Already faced with protecting the corpse against marauding predators from the air and the sea, Van Horne confronts a series of setbacks as absurd as the notion of his divine cargo--setbacks such as a plot by a rescued feminist castaway to bomb and sink the patriarchal corpse for the good of womankind. Writing a brand of masterfully understated comic prose all his own, Morrow is a genius, and this book is one of the most deliciously irreverent satirical sprees in years.


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Hardback Editions

May 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Towing Jehovah
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0-15-190919-9 / 978-0-15-190919-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Towing Jehovah (Harvest Book)
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0-15-600210-8 / 978-0-15-600210-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Towing Jehovah
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0-09-926301-7 / 978-0-09-926301-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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August 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: Towing Jehovah
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0-09-926111-1 / 978-0-09-926111-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Towing Jehovah
Author(s): James Morrow
Publisher: Gateway
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March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Towing Jehovah (Harvest Book)
Author(s): James Morrow
Publisher: Mariner Books
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