This audacious and intriguing new version of the story of Christ’s trial, crucifixion, and resurrection is based on the writings of Philo of Crete, a secretary to Pontius Pilate. Throughout his time as Pilate’s scribe, he attended Christ’s trial, mingled with city prostitutes and desert bandits, and became acquainted with Judas Iscariot. It was through Judas that he learned the real story of the betrayal and what actually happened to Christ’s body. His convincing account is a radical and dramatic version of the commonly accepted story.
Morley Callaghan was a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature and the author of It’s Never Over, Strange Fugitive, Such Is My Beloved, That Summer in Paris, The Vow, and numerous short stories. Nino Ricci is the author of In a Glass House, Lives of the Saints, Testament, and Where She Has Gone.
"No one more brilliantly found the remarkable in the ordinary than Morley Callaghan. His is magnificently the seeing eye." “Sinclair Lewis, winner, Nobel Prize in Literature
"Provides an engrossing set of answers to questions that have puzzled more people than Callaghan . . . It's all pretty daring, ingenious, and even convincing." “Margaret Atwood, author, The Handmaid's Tale
"A fine artist, a truly mature artist." “Alfred Kazin, author, A Walker in the City