Author: Nikki Marmery
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In the Garden of Eden, Lilith and Adam are equal and happy. But when Adam decides Lilith should submit to his will and lie beneath him, she refuses – and is banished forever from Paradise.
Demonised and sidelined, Lilith watches in fury as God creates Eve, the woman who accepts her submission. But Lilith has a secret: she has already tasted the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. Endowed with Wisdom, she knows why Asherah – God’s wife and equal, the Queen of Heaven – is missing. Lilith has a plan: she will rescue Eve, find Asherah, restore balance to the world and regain her rightful place in Paradise.
As Lilith’s quest for justice drives her throughout history, she meets a cast of characters maligned or erased by patriarchal religion. Noah’s wife, Norea; Jezebel, the Queen of Israel; and Mary Magdalene all play their part in Lilith’s enlightenment. In the modern age, as she observes the catastrophic consequences of a world built on inequality and domination, Lilith finally understands what must be done to correct the wrong done to women – and all humankind – at the beginning of time.
Inspired by ancient myths and suppressed scriptures, this is a feminist retelling of the biblical fable that justifies and explains woman’s subjection to man. Lilith will have her revenge – however long it takes. Lilith is the heroine women have waited six thousand years for.
Praise for Lilith:
‘Fierce and utterly original’ Jennifer Saint
‘The book I’ve been waiting my whole life for’ Victoria Hawthorne
‘An extraordinary, important book’ Sara Sheridan
‘Dynamite. I laughed loud, fumed louder’ Meg Clothier
‘A battle cry of a book. A rich, vividly written story’ Sophie Keetch
‘Lush, lyrical prose’ Daily Mail
‘Fans of Madeline Miller and Jennifer Saint will love this’ Rosie Andrews
‘Perhaps the most powerful, audacious, hopeful novel I’ve ever read’ Louise Morrish