What if Jesus of Nazareth had a sister? And what is she were a bright girl forced by virtue of her gender into a life of servitude? And what if she hooked up with the wrong bloke? Many years ago Leslie Cannold a watched a BBC documentary about Jesus which arguee that he may have had a sister (and not a brother called Brian). The Book of Rachael (Text Publishing, $32.95) took seven years to write and imagines that Rachael siter of “Joshua of Nazareth” falls in love with bad boy “Judah of Iscariot”.

Publication history

Between the Covers  May Vogue
2011-05-01