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By Owen Marshall

What occurs whilst a normal guy turns into a messiah? A witty, prescient and eloquent satire by means of one in every of New Zealand's best writers.Far into the twenty-first century, Albous Slaven's existence is spectacularly and irrevocably altered after he hangs for an speedy from an influence line. whereas getting better, he senses a new-found reward; the present of oratory.Driven to carry rallies all through New Zealand, Slaven astounds and alarms the ruling politicians. He too is astounded and sometimes bemused by way of the reaction of the tens of millions who flock to listen to him. yet what's his message? Is he a Messiah, a political saviour, or an idealist who evokes forces he can neither comprehend nor control?Shortlisted for the Montana e-book Award for Fiction and defined through Vincent O'Sullivan as `Delightfully sardonic; philosophically mischievous', this novel deftly and disconcertingly explores its characters' lives during this lyrical photograph of recent Zealand.`The world's multiplicity is wonderfully evoked; characters dart jointly and flash aside like goldfish.' - David Hill

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