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Gideon’s Bible

A Father & Son Discuss God, the Bible and Life

by Rick Salutin & Gideon Salutin, illustrated by Duan Petricic, foreword by Margaret Atwood

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published: May 2020
ISBN:9781770414853
publisher: ECW Press
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A singular exploration of the Hebrew Bible, playfully illustrated by renowned cartoonist and illustrator Duan Petricic

Gideon’s Bible is a conversation between Rick Salutin, and his son, Gideon. It begins with Gideon as a child, asking why he was given his name. Rick says it’s from the Bible and Gideon asks, “What’s the Bible?”

Although the conversations portrayed in the book span all the years of Gideon’s life, most of them occurred during his more recent years in high school. The book consists of 64 wildly illustrated colour pages. It is modeled on classical Jewish biblical commentaries, in which biblical text is surrounded by analysis that has been written over centuries and that explores both the text itself and the conversations that surround each passage. In Gideon’s Bible, biblical text is framed with striking illustrations and caricatures of Rick and Gideon as they relate to the passage and discuss subjects like God, parenting, current concerns of youth, literature, friends, and formative experiences that each of them have had.

 

About the Authors
Rick Salutin

Rick Salutin

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Gideon Salutin

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Duan Petricic

Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Dusan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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Margaret Atwood

Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Dusan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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Contributor Notes

Rick Salutin is a playwright, novelist, and journalist who has received awards in all these areas. He wrote a weekly column for The Globe and Mail for 20 years and now provides weekly columns and videos for the Toronto Star. Gideon Salutin grew up in downtown Toronto without a religious upbringing or bar mitzvah. Instead, he learned the Bible’s major stories through talks with his dad. In 2019, he founded the Contemporary Review of Genocides and interned with the United Nations. He attends McGill and carries a camera everywhere. Duan Petricic is a Serbian illustrator and caricaturist who has lived in Canada for more than 20 years. He has illustrated numerous children’s books and his cartoons and illustrations have appeared in various newspapers and magazines from Politika to The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and the Toronto Star.

Editorial Review

 

“[A] delightful and poignant account of the first part of the Bible . . .  There are also splendid illustrations by Duan Petricic, and as son Gideon grows and matures, and the questions and answers between dad and son progress, those pictures ride in parallel with the narrative in an utterly disarming and charming partnership . . . An intelligent, empathetic, and often moving journey of understanding between two fine minds and two good people, who love each other.” — Toronto Star

“Thought-provoking and insightful with a dash of lighthearted humour, Gideon's Bible is a unique work of love, faith, and family.” — Open Book

 

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