The Gospel of Trickster
by Nancy Charley
with illustrations by Alison Gill
signed limited edition of 300
The Gospel of Trickster is poet, storyteller and performer Nancy Charley's version of the gospel stories, from the point of view of an unreliable and mischievous narrator. As journalist and cultural commentator Sophia Deboick, who has written an afterword for the book, says, "Trickster is always with us . . . He is a literal conjurer but also a disrupter of social prejudices who makes the world anew. Trickster can be creative, even divine, in his chaos. Or he can be a destructive arch-derailer of humanity’s trajectory."
Charley’s audacious poem is accompanied by specially commissioned drawings from artist Alison Gill, which are inspired by children's Bibles, gaming culture and fairy tales. The images and poem together stress the sometimes dark, sometimes playful nature of this retelling of the Bible story for modern times.
Size: 44pp, W125 x H140mm, full colour throughout. First edition, limited to 300 copies, signed by the author. ISBN 9780957273801. Published May 2019