Na’amah, a young girl with a form of autism we now call Aspergers, lived in a culture still influenced by the oldest known worshiped deity—the Mother Goddess. Her brother tormented her; her best friend was in love with her; and raiders kidnapped her.
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
More interested in sheep than marriage, Na’amah was a young girl with a form of autism we now call Aspergers. She lived just south of the Black Sea, a fresh water lake at the time she met Noah (see Noah’s Wife & the Titanic) in a culture still greatly influenced by the oldest known worshiped deity—the Mother Goddess. Her brother tormented her; her best friend was in love with her; and raiders kidnapped her. This might not be how you remember the Bible story (which barely mentions her) or how she was portrayed in the recent controversial movie NOAH, starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, but it is how T.K. Thorne told the story in her historical novel Noah’s Wife.
In her blog Noah’s Wife & the Titanic, Thorne talks about an undersea research expedition confirming that a catastrophic flood transformed the Black Sea from a freshwater lake into a saltwater sea around 5500 BCE. Many scientists believe this event is the most likely candidate for the Biblical story of Noah-and-the-ark.
Written after years of research about the flood and the culture of ancient Turkey, Na’amah’s story has finally been told. The movie has provoked Muslim fatwas and Christian protests. The tale of Noah’s wife might raise a few eyebrows as well.
"Thorne is a terrific storyteller. She also offers the reader a window on the fascinating psychology of her brave and persevering heroine." −Sena Jeter Naslund, Bestselling novelist, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits
About the Author
T.K. Thorne, the first female Jewish police officer in Birmingham, AL retired as a captain and currently serves as executive director of a business improvement district. Both careers provided fodder for her writing, which has been published in various venues and garnered awards, including "Book of the Year for Historical Fiction" (ForeWord Reviews) for Noah’s Wife. The New York Post featured her civil rights book, Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered New Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers on their "Books You Should Be Reading" list. A short film from her screenplay Six Blocks Wide was a semi-finalist at the international “A Film for Peace Festival” in Italy. She is currently working on several projects including another biblical historical fiction, Angels at the Gate: the Story of Lot’s Wife. She writes on a mountaintop, often with two dogs and a cat or two in her lap.
A sample of the audio version of Noah's Wife is available on the author's website http://tkthorne.com/noahswife/nwaudiobookpage.html.