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The Book of Samson by David Maine
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Imprisoned by the Philistines, blind and chained, his hair shorn and his strength sapped, Samson's story is one of great feats of violence and even greater hubris. He believes that he has been sent by God to deliver his people from the heathens, and so strong is his conviction in his divine mission that his behaviour verges on the psychopathic. His delight in killing for God knows no bounds, and his Herculean speed and strength seems unstoppable, but then there's Dalila...In Samson's egomaniacal bloodlust Maine holds the mirror up to the actions of those running our world now, and in the suicidal bringing down of the twin pillars of the temple presages the defining event of the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

DAVID MAINE was born in 1963 and grew up in Connecticut. He attended Oberlin College and the University of Arizona, and worked in the mental health systems of Massachusetts and Arizona. He taught English in Morocco from 1995 to 1998, and has lived in Pakistan since then. He resides in Lahore with his wife, novelist Uzma Aslam Khan.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2007
Author
Pages
240
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9781841958859
Product ID
1694810

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