Saturday, February 6, 2010

Speaking of Angels: New Trussoni Book Coming

Came across this on the LA Times book blog, regarding former undergrad creative writing major, Danielle Trussoni:

AND SPEAKING OF ANGELS: Danielle Trussoni's forthcoming novel "Angelology" from Viking turns on the idea, drawn from the following verse from Genesis, that angels procreated with humans and produced a special line of progeny:

"When people began being numerous on earth, and daughters had been born to them, the sons of God, looking at the women, saw how beautiful they were and married as many of them as they chose." (Genesis 6:1-2, New Jerusalem Bible)

The offspring - called the Nephilim - take a central role in Trussoni's novel as provocateurs, or maybe saboteurs is better, of anything good that humanity has tried to do through the millenniums. Pitted against them is the Society of Angelologists that is trying to stop them once and for all. It's a premise full of mythic potential not just for readers but also for the silver screen -- motion picture rights, the advance publicity materials announce, have already been sold to Sony.

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