Books by Mario Brelich

THE HOLY EMBRACE by Mario Brelich
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

Italian author Brelich, whose previous book focused on the biblical Noah's post-deluge alcoholism (Navigator of the Flood, not reviewed), now tackles the conjugal union of Abraham and Sarah in a verbosely written ``novelized essay.'' Actually, Brelich (191082) sees the relationship as a sort of mÇnage Ö trois among Abraham, Sarah, and God: Abraham takes the role of submissive subordinate (sometimes to God, other times to Sarah); Sarah plays the first stereotypical frigid Jewish princess; and God appears as a somewhat muddled and histrionic divinity. Read full book review >