The Eternal Footman

by James Morrow

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156010818
  • ISBN-10: 015601081X
  • Pages: 368
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2000

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  • About the Book
    The Eternal Footman completes Morrow's darkly comic trilogy about God's untimely demise. With God's skull in orbit, competing with the moon, a plague of "death awareness" spreads across the Western hemisphere. As the United States sinks into apocalypse, two people fight to preserve life and sanity. One is Nora Burkhart, a schoolteacher who will stop at nothing to save her only son, Kevin. The other is the genius sculptor Gerard Korty, who struggles to create a masterwork that will heal the metaphysical wounds of the age. A few highlights: a bloody battle on a New Jersey golf course between Jews and anti-Semites; a theater troupe's stirring dramatization of the Gilgamesh epic; and a debate between Martin Luther and Erasmus. Morrow also gives us his most chilling villain ever: Dr. Adrian Lucido, founder of a new pagan church in Mexico and inventor of a cure worse than any disease.
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    “America's best satirist."—James Gunn

    “Salman Rushdie, eat your heart out."—The San Diego Union-Tribune

    “Morrow hilariously joins the ranks of the great satirists."—The Denver Post