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Pilgermann
  • Published: 25 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995410
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Pilgermann



A historical fantasy offers a wry commentary on religious belief

'Only God could think of such a game, and only humans would bother to play it.'He climbs a ladder to reach another man's wife and gives himself up to her beauty, but then Pilgermann falls into the hands of anti-Semitic peasants, and is attacked. Alone on the cobblestones, mutilated and unmanned, he cries out to Israel, to the Lord his God, to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. He is answered instead by Jesus Christ - 'I'm the one you talk to from now on' - and becomes a pilgrim. Through time and war and Death itself, Pilgermann makes his way along the road to Jerusalem, struggling to find God in the horror that surrounds him.

  • Published: 25 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995410
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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About the author

Russell Hoban

Born in Pennsylvania in 1925 to Ukrainian immigrant parents, Russell Hoban's interest in writing started early, with his stories and poetry winning him prizes while still at school. During the war he served in the US Infantry. Following his discharge from the army he held a variety of jobs, including work as a freelance illustrator and a copy-writer. It was during this time that he started writing, taking it up as a full-time occupation in 1967. His first full-length novel, The Mouse and His Child was published in 1968, and is widely regarded as a children's classic. In addition to his acclaimed children's books, Hoban writes for adults. He has lived in London since 1969.

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