GENRE - TRAGICOMEDY
CATEGORY - ADULT
BOOK TITLE - THE GREAT WHITE BEAR OF EDEN
NEWEST QUERY BELOW
Mark Twain is a lonely, bitter atheist resurrected by Lucifer in an era of superstition, folktales, and a dangerous deal between God and Satan. He’s been given an ultimatum: he and eleven geniuses must discover God’s purpose for creating human beings in three days, or humanity perishes.
The problem is, Twain is aloof, unfocused, and could care less about God, or most humans. Lucifer informs him, he’s the leader, and he should guide the other geniuses, but instead, he falls in love with, Paloma, a local barista. Twain desires to spend time with Paloma, but Lucifer urges him to head north to, Eden, a forest outside Bethel, where it’s rumored that God’s purpose for humans lies within a ‘Great White Bear’.
As Twain grows more intimate with Paloma during their philosophical discussions about life and death over cups of coffee, Lucifer intervenes, and takes Twain through a litany of transportation tunnels, in hopes the author might understand God’s bigger plan for human beings. But when Twain resists Lucifer’s motives in the name of love, the serpent has Paloma set-up to be visualized as a witch by the town folk. As they threaten to burn her at the stake, Twain reluctantly agrees to play Lucifer and God’s devious game. But the more visions Twain experiences, the less he finds reason for mankind to exist at all.
In the final tunnel, it's only the spirit of an honest boy that makes him want to forego his selfish desires for the greater good of mankind, but it also means trusting the very liar who’s distorted time, altered his consciousness, and possibly losing the woman he loves, in order to discover God’s purpose before She destroys mankind.