Review by Library Journal Review
This latest from Mosley (The Hesperides Tree) tells the story of Adam, a writer concerned with the characterization of God in the book of Genesis as a punishing father figure. In an attempt to understand this portrayal, Adam rewrites the story of Genesis in relation to his daughter Sophie. Much like Mosley's other works, this novel poses serious philosophical issues, exploring the paradoxical issue of human freedom and determinism in depth. Each character struggles to search for new understanding within existing circumstances. Through this sense of the manifold possibilities yet to be discovered, Mosley gives the reader a glimpse into a world rich with complexity and chance. As a corollary, his fiction is sardonically vague and resistant to simplistic interpretation. Overall, Mosley asks the same thing of his readers as he does of the characters in his novel: to question certainty with what they've learned from experience. Recommended for all public libraries, particularly where philosophical and experimental fiction is appreciated.-Joshua Finnell, McNeese State Univ. Lib., Lake Charles, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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