Navigator of the Flood

Cloth Text – $29.95

ISBN 978-0-910395-79-3

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-0-910395-80-9
Publication Date
April 1991
Page Count
114 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Navigator of the Flood

Mario Brelich

Mario Brelich, a Hungarian author writing in Italian, was a superb ironist. In his three novels, of which this is the first, he explored central episodes of the Old and New Testaments with unsparing wit and intelligence. In Navigator of the Flood, Brelich's Noah is a man laboring under a burden of responsibility by a Lord who appears from time to time to "correct"--at man's expense--His own foreknowledge and omniscience. If Noah finds God's commands at times cruel or incomprehensible, if he still sees beauty in a life now under threat of extinction, and wonders why he and his family should be chosen to survive while all others are condemned to perish, he remains the dutiful and upright patriarch who submits to the role assigned to him.

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"This an elegant gem, beautifully translated, told with humor and humanity."
--Library Journal
"[An] exceptionally stimulating work."
--Publishers Weekly