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Murray Katz, the celibate keeper of an abandoned lighthouse near Atlantic City, has been blessed with a daughter conceived of his own seed and a holy ovum. Like her half brother Jesus, Julie Katz can walk on water, heal the blind, and raise the dead. But being the Messiah isn't easy, and Julie, bewildered by her role in the divine scheme of things, is tempted by the Devil and challenged by neo- Christian zealots in this lively odyssey through Hell and New Jersey. Winner of the World Fantasy Award.
Morrow's flamboyant fantasy satire concerns the misadventures of a Jewish recluse in New Jersey who accidentally fathers God's daughter.
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A fun story that follows in the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller, the writing is good, the story moves along well, and the characters are (mostly) well fleshed-out. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Scholarly idea, silly execution at times. The suspension of disbelief is one thing but this rambles on to nowhere. Read morePublished 1 month ago by WDH
This biting satire would not be to everyone's taste, but I found it thought-provoking, amusing in many places and chilling in many others. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elenora R. Sabin
Overall, an o.k. book, with some truly spectacular passages, as when Julie stumbles upon her brother in the most unlikely of places. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KayJay
Only Begotten Daughter is one of the best books I have read in my life. Morrow writes alike the literary love child of Groucho Marx and Salman Rushdie. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ELBSeattle
The book lack strength. Would had thought a daughter of God would be more empowering. Jersey seemed well represented. LenghtyPublished 7 months ago by Tammy Augstine
** This book requires a very open mind, the ability to suspend judgment, and a deeply ingrained sense of humor. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MC
If you like biblical satire, imaginative prose, and general hilarity, this one is a great read. All his books are highly recommended.Published 23 months ago by Kimberly
I thoroughly enjoy James Morrow's irreverent style of writing. In "Only Begotten Daughter" Morrow takes what most of western society considers sacred and shows in a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barry Lisenbee