Revised query in #5
esophot just wants to buy a new goat. Instead, he receives the curse of divine revelation and writes it down. When the prophecy vanishes, he must recover it before the devil spreads a corrupt version and taints all of history.
From ancient Canaan and Egypt to modern Chicago and Las Vegas, Jesophot, aided and hindered by deities, strives to find and preserve the writings, but immortality he never wanted makes those he cares about the target. His whole people remain in danger until he finds the prophecy, gets it in the right hands, and sets history on its proper course. Should he fail, he will live on only to witness the painful deaths of his friends and family, and the world’s remaking by Lilith, the first among demons. The novel co-opts and often subverts biblical stories, using them to illuminate humanist rather than religious questions. Readers familiar with CAIN by José Saramago and AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman will find it exploring related themes. Raised in Poland, I have called the USA home since 1990. My careers have ranged from fixing stucco while dangling from roofs by a rope in Paris to sorting through human cadaver heads in Jacksonville. I am a Master of Arts in Creative Writing candidate at [private info]. My short stories have appeared in The Tishman Review, Streetlight Magazine and The Ryder Magazine. THE PLAYTHINGS, an upmarket blend of fantasy, myth and alternative history, is complete at 83,000 words. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely,
I've been a lurker. Now I decided to give it a shot. Thank you so much, everyone, for your thoughts. I will reciprocate.