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Murray Katz, the celibate keeper of an abandoned lighthouse near Atlantic City, has been blessed with a daughter conceived of his own seed and a holy ovum. Like her half brother Jesus, Julie Katz can walk on water, heal the blind, and raise the dead. But being the Messiah isn't easy, and Julie, bewildered by her role in the divine scheme of things, is tempted by the Devil and challenged by neo- Christian zealots in this lively odyssey through Hell and New Jersey. Winner of the World Fantasy Award.
Morrow's flamboyant fantasy satire concerns the misadventures of a Jewish recluse in New Jersey who accidentally fathers God's daughter.
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It's a comedy. It's a drama. It's a social commentary on religion, sexuality and tabloid journalism. It's a heartwarming inspiration. It's a knee-slapping satire. Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by Tom Knapp
The power of this book comes in the decisions made by the author about how to express his "facts" and those things that had been changed over the course of history. Read morePublished on May 16 2002 by A. Schwab
To attempt to describe the plot of this novel would take away from the first time readers experience, so I shall not do that. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2002 by Ryad "James"
This is the most loving, incisive, courageous view of god I've encountered in 25 years of study in comparative religion and comparative mythology, as well as in 20 years as a... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2001 by Thomas Stearns
A story about the Second Coming - similarly to the First one, God's child arrives with a virgin birth to a Jew. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2001 by E. Tobias
This one will likely upset you, particularly if you are of a particularly fundamentalist persuasion... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2000 by Zentao
This was a refreshing change to the usual SF that deals with the messiah. I couldn't stop laughing about the absurdity of the story. Read morePublished on July 5 2000
I really enjoyed this story, though I didn't think it was as blatantly humorous as I thought it would be. However it brings up some really good issues about faith. Read morePublished on March 31 2000
Morrow spins the yarn this time about Julie Katz, the product of a Holy Ovum and Murray Katz's - Jewish lighthouse keeper and bibliophile - divinely ordained semen. Read morePublished on Dec 14 1999