The Testament of Gideon Mack

The Testament of Gideon Mack

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143113195
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


A critical success on both sides of the Atlantic, this darkly imaginative novel from Scottish author James Robertson takes a tantalizing trip into the spiritual by way of a haunting paranormal mystery. When Reverend Gideon Mack, a good minister despite his atheism, tumbles into a deep ravine called the Black Jaws, he is presumed dead. Three days later, however, he emerges bruised but alive-and insistent that his rescuer was Satan himself. Against the background of an incredulous world, Mack’s disturbing odyssey and the tortuous life that led to it create a mesmerizing meditation on faith, mortality, and the power of the unknown.


“Provocative . . . [Gideon’s] testament will affirm your faith in the power of fiction.”
-The Washington Post

“Haunting, memorable, and completely compelling.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Uncommonly thought-provoking and serious-minded . . . Gideon Mack’s story raises disquieting questions most modern fiction prefers to ignore.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

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