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The Gospel of Us

(2012)
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In The Gospel of Us, Owen Sheers reimagines as fiction his play The Passion, a three-day dramatisation set in the streets, beaches and clubs of Port Talbot, co-directed by and starring Michael Sheen. Sheers' novella is told through the eyes of a Port Talbot boy who one morning stumbles upon a stranger in the windswept dunes, singing songs to the sea.At dawn a week later this stranger welcomes the Teacher, a local man who has been missing for 40 nights.And so begins three days of unearthly events in which a suicide bomber is soothed, the dead rise from an underpass and a community is made to remember itself once more. Sheers' novella is told through the eyes of a Port Talbot boy who one morning stumbles upon a stranger in the windswept dunes, singing songs to the sea. At dawn a week later this stranger welcomes the Teacher, a local man who has been missing for 40 nights.And so begins three days of unearthly events in which a suicide bomber is soothed, the dead rise from an underpass and a community is made to remember itself once more. The Gospel of Us is also a film, directed by Dave McKean.

Genre: Horror

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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gospel of Us
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 1-85411-622-3 / 978-1-85411-622-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Seren
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April 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gospel of Us
Author(s): Owen Sheers
Publisher: Seren
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