México, D.F: Alfaguara, 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 332p., wrps. new. Item #57686
"Evangelia" is a novel that tells a different version of the Christian gospel that begins with a divine error: Mary gives birth to a daughter instead of a son. The three magi are appalled and leave with their gifts; the heavens decide to try again, but Mary is already pregnant with a biological son from Joseph. Through this fictionalized account, author David Toscana addresses the power of a female messiah. Toscana is known as one of the most important contemporary voices in Mexican literature. He is also the author of "Los puentes de Königsberg", "El ejército iluminado" and "El último lector"