Saturday, October 20, 2012

Colm Toibin, The Testament of Mary is at 192 Books on Nov 9th at

7pm October 9th, Colm Toibin will sign copies of The Testament of Mary, his new book at 192 Books in Chelsea NYC. Here's an article by the author explaining how he came to write the book and an excerpt.

..my son insisted and the crowd stood by as the grave was opened and the soft earth lifted from where it lay over Lazarus's body. Once the body could be seen, most of the onlookers had moved away in horror and fright, all except Martha and Mary and my son, who called out the words: "Lazarus come forth." And gradually the crowd came close again to the grave, and this was the time when the birdsong ceased and the birds withdrew from the air. Martha believed too that time was then suspended, that in those two hours nothing grew, nothing was born or came into being, nothing died or withered in any way.

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