Hardback The testament of Mary / Colm Tóibín.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Viking,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780670922093 (hbk.) : 9780241962992 (ebook) :
Man Booker Shortlist 2013
In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, 'The Testament of Mary' tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death.
104 p. ; 21 cm.
I found this a little presumptive and blasphemous. For one thing, Mary was not an old lady when Jesus died, she would have been in her late forties. Read it as a story and there are some tender feelings of grief.