The Second Coming

The Passion of Joe Panther

by Andrew Masterson

On Sale: 01/09/2012


About the Book

'there is no god,' I told him. then I drove the syringe up into his nostril and straight through the side of his nose.'Joe Panther is a psychotic, alcoholic, violent, substance-abusing heroin dealer. He is also, he believes, Joshua Ben Pantera, born two thousand years ago, the son of Mary and the Lord God Yaweh Himself, not dead yet, the crucified Jesus: still around, abandoned by his Father, abused by the world, and as pissed off as hell.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781743098578
  • ISBN 10: 174309857X
  • Imprint: 4th Estate
  • On Sale: 01/09/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General


Andrew Masterson is a journalist and author. He has twice won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, with The Last Days: The Apocryphon of Joe Panther (1998) and The Second Coming: The Passion of Joe Panther (2000). The Letter Girl (1999) was shortlisted for the Aurealis speculative fiction award. In 2001 he published his fourth novel, Death of the Author. When he is not writing, he is generally drinking Guinness.

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