In the tradition of representative fiction, "The Judas Compound" blends autobiography, history, and myth to weave a chilling narrative of what any messenger of the Great Mother can expect in our culture. Written as a narrative poem, language plays a unique role in this portrait of the sovereignty of the Feminine -- and the mechanics of its usurpation. As in the Grail legends, where members of the banquet find their platters magically replenished, Joyce James navigates a vast underground river of Grail literature to provide us just such a cornucopia of language and themes, both sacred and profane. A hundred-year feast of a book. Two books (Judas Compound and Glossary) in a slipcase.