Malchus One Ear: A Novel

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iUniverse, Mar 1, 2010 - Fiction - 260 pages
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The world is a sad and lost place full of violence and confusion. People are hungry for a spiritual leader, a mystic, a prophet, or perhaps even the return of a Messiah. Sometimes God’s anointed ones are right under our noses, but we don’t even see them. Sometimes they’re simply too small. Often they’re just anonymous, but spiritually endowed people who do great deeds of charity. The ancient sages say that a single person can lift the entire world out of its pit simply by doing small deeds of love.

That, in a nutshell, is Malchus One Ear. He claims he lost his ear in the Garden of Gethsemane when Peter cut it off, but Jesus healed it. Malchus is a physical anomaly, an intellectual enigma, and a spiritual paradox all rolled up in a psychotic mystery. He’s also God’s prophet and Messiah in waiting.

When a young woman conceives and gives birth to a son, she sees that he is a strange baby. When she can no longer hide the baby in her tenement, she sets him afloat on the East River in New York City. When he is discovered, he is taken to Bellevue Hospital. Who is Malchus and what does he mean to our world?

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
6
CHAPTER 3
26
CHAPTER 4
48
CHAPTER 5
56
CHAPTER 6
67
CHAPTER 7
75
CHAPTER 8
79
CHAPTER 17
149
CHAPTER 18
167
CHAPTER 19
178
CHAPTER 20
186
CHAPTER 21
192
CHAPTER 22
199
CHAPTER 23
205
CHAPTER 24
209

CHAPTER 9
88
CHAPTER 10
98
CHAPTER 11
104
CHAPTER 12
111
CHAPTER 13
119
CHAPTER 14
128
CHAPTER 15
132
CHAPTER 16
138
CHAPTER 25
214
CHAPTER 26
223
CHAPTER 27
228
CHAPTER 28
234
CHAPTER 29
238
CHAPTER 30
241
EPILOGUE
245
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About the author (2010)

Zyne is a native New Yorker and has spent many years living in Virginia and North Carolina. He currently works for a liberal arts college in North Carolina. He has published poetry and does graphic arts.

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