Honk If You Are Jesus

Honk If You Are Jesus

by Peter Goldsworthy
published 1992
Ligature untapped
genre Literary Fiction

Dr Mara Fox, IVF specialist, works in a Christian University. When she becomes involved in cloning not just one but two cultural icons, things get ethically sticky—and very complicated indeed. An acclaimed, bestselling novel that deftly combines science fiction, philosophy and high comedy.

‘Subtly symphonic ... Dazzlingly imaginative ... it wouldn’t surprise me if this novel came to share a place with books such as The Loved One or Brave New World.’ — Les Murray, Sydney Review

‘A wickedly funny mix of sci-fi, medical marvel, satire and romance which adds to the already towering reputation of Goldsworthy.’ — Terry Sweetman, Courier Mail 

‘Goldsworthy has surpassed even the haunting Maestro with this superbly crafted jewel of a book. It is truly an extraordinary novel. Put it on your must read list.’ — Avi Lavau, Who Weekly

First published in 1992, Honk If You Are Jesus was adapted for the stage in 2006. The adaptation won the ‘Ruby’ Award for Best New Work, The Advertiser ‘Oscart’ Award for Best Play and the ‘Curtain Call’ Award for Best Comedy. 

Peter Goldsworthy AM is a poet, novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and a medical doctor. Readings from Ecclesiastes (1982), his first collection of poetry, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Government Biennial Literature Prize and the Anne Elder Award. His subsequent works have continued to win critical acclaim and include Maestro (1989), voted by Australian Society of Authors members as one of the Top 40 Australian books of all time; Three Dog Night (2003), winner of the FAW Christina Stead Award; and My Stupid Boyhood (2012). His most recent novel is Minotaur (2019). For more information visit www.petergoldsworthy.com.