Title Profile & Character Information

The Testament of Mary

Annotation
Toibins Mary is nothing like youd expect, especially if your religious views run to the traditional. She doesnt think Jesus was the Son of God, that his death had any significance, and that the motley men surrounding him (her "keepers" now) are holy disciples. She also blames herself for abandoning her son on the Cross to save her own life. Toibin is one of the few authors I can imagine shaking Mary loose of two millennia of prayer, chant, and painting so that we can see her afresh.

Characters
NameMary
GenderFemale
TraitLonely

GenreHistorical
Fiction
Christian
TopicsChristian life
History
Jesus Christ
Christianity
Religion
Crucifixion