Chocolate Jesus

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Berkley Books, 1998 - Fiction - 259 pages
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The deliciously funny new novel from the acclaimed author of Going Postal.

Now, in Chocolate Jesus, Jaramillo introduces Sydney Corbet, a self-proclaimed JFK assassination scholar who has just come up with the idea of a lifetime -- Chocolate Jesus. This semisweet chocolate Messiah offers salvation for many, especially the nearly extinct Bea's Candies, whose Easter promotion just might turn things around for the company. Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny can't compete with the King of Kings. But no one counted on the Reverend Willy Domingo and his vegetarian fitness zealots, who gather on a crusade against a graven image of Christ that consists of nothing more than empty calories...

"Capture(s) the mood and voice of a certain distinctive type of apprentice grown-up". -- New York Times Book Review

"Enormously entertaining moments, reverberating with a cynical wit underscored...with heartbreaking poignancy and disillusion...haunting, honest". -- St. Petersburg Times

"A very funny book... Jaramillo deserves credit for a crisp and funny style, a dead-on ear for dialogue, but more impressive, an emotional honesty that's rare and wonderful". -- Rocky Mountain News

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About the author (1998)

Stephan Jaramillo is a chef and a writer living in Berkeley, California. He is the author of the novels, Going Postal and Chocolate Jesus.

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