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Set in Gdansk, the story centres on a single day in the near future, when twelve men have been invited by their mutual friend, an artist, to model at a photographic session for a modern version of The Last Supper. The histories of the twelve men are revealed through their thoughts on the day: their wayward behaviour is a reflection of the role of the Church in Polish society today. The reunion is disturbed as a wave of terrorist bombs paralyses the city, creating upheaval and a sense of unease.Provocative, witty and heretical, "The Last Supper" raises fundamental questions about the nature of belief in modern society: it is a brilliant, erudite novel of ideas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781852429805
ISBN-10: 1852429801
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 126mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Pawel Huelle

Pawel Huelle (born 1957) is a novelist, playwright and newspaper columnist who has lived most of his life in Gdansk, which often features as the setting for his work. After graduating from Gdansk University in the early 1980s he worked as a press officer for the Solidarity trade union. He was also a university lecturer in philosophy and later head of Gdansk's local television channel before becoming a fulltime writer. His acclaimed first novel Who Was David Weiser? was translated into 17 languages.

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