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Canongate, 2006 - Bible - 244 pages
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David Maine continues in his Bible groove with an original re-imagining of the story of Cain and Abel.

Beginning with the murder of Abel by Cain, Fallen rewinds to mankind's first taste of shame - through the fury and jealousy, the lust and despair - right back to that bite from the apple.

What drove Cain to do the unthinkable? What was the world like when it was new? Was God justified in banishing Adam and Eve from Paradise? And did the harshness of the outer world teach them not only how to survive but how to kill?

From the bones of this age-old tale, David Maine weaves a compulsively readable and startlingly modern human drama of love, betrayal and rage.

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

I am not a religious person, nor am I Christian, but that did not prevent me from enjoying this novel. Beginning with the final days of Cain and moving back in time to Adam and Eve's banishment from ... Read full review

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User Review  - bdickie - LibraryThing

The story of Cain and Abel told backwards. Begins with Cain as an old man works back to Adam and Eve's first night outside Eden. So smart and readable and funny in parts. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

David Maine was born in 1963 and grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. He attended Oberlin College and the University of Arizona, and worked in the mental health systems of Massachusetts and Arizona. He is married to novelist Uzma Aslam Khan, and since 1998 has lived in Lahore, Pakistan.

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