In the 1980s, an obscure graduate student was
the foremost scholar on a newly discovered
gnostic tractate entitled The Thunder, Perfect
Mind. On her own, within the university stacks
and the Egyptian intertestamental past,
Bernadette struggles to break the code of a 2,000
year old buried writing, which in turn leads her
down unexpected rabbit holes of stolen children,
the FBI, and four generations of dead sisters.
And with each revelation, she uncovers her own
This is a not a story of one woman’s forgiveness,
but rather the story of a more unsettling idea:
that forgiveness itself may be unnecessary.
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