In the beginning, there was the book. A codex. A gospel lost and found. When a leather-bound codex is found in the dusty storeroom of a small Pennsylvania college, the secret history of zombies in the life and times of Jesus is revealed. Gospel of the Flesh interweaves the contemporary story of the book’s discovery with the shocking gospel itself. A father’s deathbed confession explains how the book was smuggled out of the country, restored and translated by a mysterious organization. The Gospel itself sheds new light on familiar stories, including Lazarus and the Last Supper, revealing the hidden connection between the undead and the eternal life. Gospel of the Flesh is a terrifying excavation of the long-buried foundation of Christianity. Like other Gnostic Gospels discovered before it (Thomas, Judas), the image of Jesus that emerges from Gospel of the Flesh is a departure. The Jesus that emerges from shadows of history here will change everything. Again.
“Originally published in 1954 and acclaimed around the world as one of the classics of Caribbean fiction, “Brother Man” is the tragic story of an honest Rastafarian healer caught up in a web of intrigue and betrayal in Jamaica’s tough West Kingston slums. The healer’s name is John Power, but everybody calls him Brother Man – a cobbler whose ability to cure the sick and injured through a mystic force uplifts him to the status of a prophet. Throngs begin to trail him when he passes in the street. With each miracle performed his reputation spreads. Looking on with envy is the evil Papacita, a violent enforcer whose authority is threatened by Brother Man’s message of peace and love. Papacita’s jealousy is stirred in more ways than one. The brutal schemer also covets the attention of Minette, a young attractive girl that Brother Man has rescued from the streets. Set in the same rambunctious lanes that reggae icons like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff would later stroll and sing about, “Brother Man”, is the unforgettable portrait of a ghetto saint – an ordinary man selected by the universe to bring enlightenment to poor belittled people. It’s a story of compelling mythic power that has stood the test of time.”