This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Beloved Gomorrah by Justine Saracen
March 19, 2013
Bold Strokes Books
What if the ancient cities synonymous with depravity were in fact a paradise of harmony? What if the “one righteous man” who escaped their annihilation was a murderous fanatic, his “angels” genocidal terrorists, his daughters the victims of incestuous rape? Justice is a long time coming, but finally the serene waters of the Red Sea give up the ancient secret of a holocaust and of a millennia-old lie. Undersea sculptor Joanna Boleyn and film actress Kaia Kapulani discover that righteousness can conceal its own depravity, that art tells more truth than scripture, and that challenging authority can be mortally dangerous.
I spotted this one on the NetGalley website last night, and it definitely caught my eye. Saracen seems to have an interesting flair for archaeology, history, and mythology, and I like the suggestion of how she's subverted the biblical tradition here.