Him review: A provocative retelling of the story of Jesus

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In Geoff Ryman’s novel Him, Jesus is a transgender man

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Him
Geoff Ryman
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ON THE face of it, Him is a deliberately provocative book. Geoff Ryman’s latest science fiction novel is, in short, a retelling of the story of Jesus in which he is transgender.

In its rendering, however, Him is surprisingly unprovocative. That isn’t to say it is timid or dull. It is just more of a sweet, family story than you might expect. I found it a memorable and thought-provoking read.

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