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The Gospel Of Gods And Crocodiles

Stranger than anything was Amen Morley. Stranger than anything they had ever known, with his sparse, colourless hair barely covering a skull burned pink by the sun and wild eyes and wet lips full of air and blubber and white cloth covering skin fatter than a sack of sago. Missionary Amen Morley arrives on a tropical island to find a community largely untouched by the modern world. A magnet for eccentric characters, the island paradise soon becomes a hotspot of conflicting cultures. The preachers are competing to save souls, while others have come to make a new beginning. There’s Herbert Glass, the English doctor who cures clocks, Missy Wing, the Chinese trader, and Sam Maitland, who the locals dub the ‘crocodile man’. The islanders are bemused by the behaviour of these strange intruders. But instead of being the ones doing the converting, the foreigners end up most transformed by this extraordinary place. The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles is overflowing with subversive wit, brilliant observations and larger-than-life characters. This bold novel is suffused with Elizabeth Stead’s unique literary style and humour. Bookseller + Publisher - 5 star review: 'This is a thoroughly entertaining book, beautifully written, with a lightness of touch and a sense of humour reminiscent of Evelyn Waugh. Part fable, part black comedy and part love story, this is a book which challenges beliefs and traditional roles with humour and insight.'


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Stranger than anything was Amen Morley. Stranger than anything they had ever known, with his sparse, colourless hair barely covering a skull burned pink by the sun and wild eyes and wet lips full of air and blubber and white cloth covering skin fatter than a sack of sago.

Missionary Amen Morley arrives on a tropical island to find a community largely untouched by the modern world. A magnet for eccentric characters, the island paradise soon becomes a hotspot of conflicting cultures. The preachers are competing to save souls, while others have come to make a new beginning.

There’s Herbert Glass, the English doctor who cures clocks, Missy Wing, the Chinese trader, and Sam Maitland, who the locals dub the ‘crocodile man’. The islanders are bemused by the behaviour of these strange intruders. But instead of being the ones doing the converting, the foreigners end up most transformed by this extraordinary place.

The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles is overflowing with subversive wit, brilliant observations and larger-than-life characters. This bold novel is suffused with Elizabeth Stead’s unique literary style and humour.
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ISBN 9780702236020
Pages 312
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Binding Paper C Format
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