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The Secret Books

Marcel Theroux

Nothing is more dangerous than a story

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ISBN
9780571281954
Date Published
05.09.2017
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Summary

Where did Jesus go from the age of 12 to 30?
The Secret Books is an epic adventure of a young man in the Crimea who is drawn out of his world by an eccentric female journalist, leading to a life as a Russian spy infiltrating anarchist circles and going undercover in British India where, seeking refuge from a confrontation with a British officer, he discovers a manuscript which holds the secret of Jesus’ lost years.
But is this gospel true?
Marcel Theroux takes the reader on spellbinding journey through 19th-century Paris, the Russian Empire and high plateau of India through a world of spies and double cross, propaganda and revolutionary violence, lost-love and anti-semitism, and into a modern world where lies have the power of truth.
Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure, a meditation on the nature of belief and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for.

MarcelTheroux

Marcel Theroux is the author of four previous novels, A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase, winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award, and Far North which was short-listed for the America’s prestigious National Book Award. He lives in London.

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