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The Hurtle of Hell
The Hurtle of Hell

The Hurtle of Hell

An Atheist Comedy Featuring God and a Confused Young Man from Hackney


272 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781785630712

Rights: US & CA

Eye Books (Nov 2018)
Lightning Books


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An atheist comedyfeaturing God and one very confusedyoung man

When gay, pleasure-seeking Stefano Cartwright is almost killed by a wave while at the beach, his journey up a tunnel of light convinces him that God exists after all, and he may need to change his ways if he is not to end up in hell. When God happens to look down his celestial telescope and see Stefano, he is obliged to pay unprecedented attention to an obscure planet in a distant galaxy, and ends up on the greatest adventure of his multi-eon existence. The Hurtle of Hell combines a tender, human story of rejection and reconnection with an utterly original and often very funny theological thought-experiment, in an entrancing fable that is both mischievous and big-hearted.


"Genuinely funny and deeply poignant." —Daily Express on The Hopkins Conundrum

"A merry page-turner." —Spectator on The Hopkins Conundrum

"A witty satire . . . by turns gripping and laugh-out-loud funny." —Press & Journal on The Hopkins Conundrum

Author Biography

Simon Edge has written for the Daily Express, Attitude, and Private Eye, as well as working as a spin doctor and a publicist for the Green Party.