The Testament of Gideon MackBook - 2006
A Scottish minister who doesnt believe in God meets the devil in this beguiling American debutA good manand a good minister despite his atheismGideon Mack leads a respectable life that is shattered when he falls down a ravine and into the raging river below. Presumed dead, he emerges three days later, alive and claiming he had been rescued by the devil. After being suspended from the Church, mocked by the tabloids, and shunned as a madman, Gideon disappears. The case is considered closed until a publisher receives what appears to be Gideons posthumous memoir of his experience and the unusual life that preceded it.The son of a minister, Gideon grew up in a joyless house under his fathers repressive thumb until a fateful clash over an episode of Batmansets him freeor so he thinks. Decades later, Gideons life is upended when he discovers an enormous stone in the local woods whose mysteriousand possibly supernaturalappearance begins to unravel his understanding of truth, faith, and how much we can trust our own perceptions.The Testament of Gideon Mackis a riveting and brilliantly imagined novel that heralds the arrival of a true original to American shores.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
Characteristics: 386 p. ;,24 cm.