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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2011 - Fiction - 160 pages
Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say, "I want to believe."

Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair

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Par Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951.

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