The greatest 'lies’ ever told
People sometimes talk about the 'gospel truth,' but novelist Naomi Alderman knows that every story can be told from alternate points of view.
When a novelist retells a familiar story, she first has to humble her readers to convince them hers is a different, and more interesting, version than the one they know. In "The Liars’ Gospel," her third novel, British Jewish author Naomi Alderman retells one of the best-known stories – the story of Jesus – and so must doubly-or-triply humble her readers to make them listen. To...
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