Completing the World Fantasy Award-winning author’s darkly comic trilogy, The Eternal Footman brings us into a future world in which God’s skull is in orbit, competing with the moon, and a plague of “death awareness” spreads across the Western hemisphere.
As the United States sinks into apocalypse, two people fight to preserve life and sanity. One is Nora Burkhart, a schoolteacher who will stop at nothing to save her only son, Kevin. The other is the genius sculptor Gerard Korty, who struggles to create a masterwork that will heal the metaphysical wounds of the age.
A few highlights include a bloody battle on a New Jersey golf course between Jews and anti-Semites, a theater troupe’s stirring dramatization of the Gilgamesh epic, a debate between Martin Luther and Erasmus, and a chilling villain in the personage of Dr. Adrian Lucido – founder of a new pagan church in Mexico and inventor of a cure worse than any disease…