Jesus The Time Traveller
What would happen if Jesus were a time traveller, or a mad man, or both, and he chose to go and save the world because, even though he wasn’t a god, and even though he was deluded, he felt that it was fundamentally the right thing to do?
A man finds himself in an unfamiliar space and time, becoming a subject of a radical self-interrogation and dramatic self-reinvention as he fights for his life and sanity. Rich with Biblical allegory and uniquely imbued with South African imagery, this visceral and imaginative novel takes the reader on an unforgettable journey across the external and internal landscape.
How do we journey through, and make sense of life, particularly when life can be brutal and chaotic, and often quite small? What are the choices we make when faced with believing or not believing? Fundamentally, how do we make meaning out of it all and continue to put one foot in front of the other? Are the willful delusions we create, in our effort to keep putting one foot in front of the other, worth the self deceit that they inevitably cost?
This accomplished debut novel by a South African author is in the spirit of Nobel Prize winner J.M Coetzee will be a treasured discovery for a sophisticated reader of fine literary fiction who is not afraid of controversial themes and brutally honest psychological inquiry.