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ISBN13: 9780684841250
ISBN10: 0684841258
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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David — yes, King David — but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon; now meet David as he really was: the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father. Listen as David tells his own story, a story both relentlessly ancient and surprisingly modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and women, and about man and God. It is quintessential Heller.

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This zany, sexy version of the story of King David, told as a modern allegory of what it is like for a Jew to survive in a hostile world, is "original, sad, wildly funny, and filled with roaring. . . . Heller's King David, a splendid creation, is not so much a man for all seasons as man in all his seasons" ("The New York Times Book Review").

About the Author

Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time (the sequel to Catch-22), and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in December 1999.

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Charlie Branch, June 16, 2012 (view all comments by Charlie Branch)
Read not once, but twice, and returned to excerpts after that! This would be the autobiography of David, reporting on his life and the people in it, later questioning the course of his life. "Maybe I shouldn't have slung a stone at Goliath, and just gone home after hauling supplies to my brothers..." It helps when reading the Bible to know this, that these were people, with the same foibles we have today. It wasn't just David; Moses, Jonah, and others also asked "Why me?" (I am reminded of Bill Cosby's "Noah... How long can you tread water?"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684841250
Author:
Heller, Joseph L.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Heller, Joseph L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Israel Kings and rulers Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
GTR-392
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 11.34 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This zany, sexy version of the story of King David, told as a modern allegory of what it is like for a Jew to survive in a hostile world, is "original, sad, wildly funny, and filled with roaring. . . . Heller's King David, a splendid creation, is not so much a man for all seasons as man in all his seasons" ("The New York Times Book Review").
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