Cain

By David Robertson | ISBN 9780648760757

And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. Genesis 4:5-6

A popular religious leader is brutally murdered in the city of New Augustine. The culprit is none other than his twin brother, James Adamson, a former film executive, disgraced and despised by society for his actions in the past. He immediately feels the weight of his sins, but the consequences are just beginning to emerge. Facing the death penalty, he expresses remorse but the demons of his psyche have already been devouring his soul for a long time.

Cain is a twenty-first century retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel. Focusing on the figure of Cain, the debut novel of David J. Robertson explores the ancient narrative from the perspective of the antagonist. However, it asks the question: Can it be possible for someone to be redeemed after committing such horrendous crimes?

About the author
David J. Robertson has had a fascination with Christianity and other religious traditions since he was a teenager. Having spent most of his twenties travelling, living overseas and exploring various faiths of the world, he has now settled in Canberra with his wife. He is the creator of the blog A Perennial Follower, which searches for the beauty amongst the religions of the world. David is currently undertaking a Master in Theological Studies and beginning a whole new journey, fatherhood.

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