Fact one: The story of Joseph is my favorite of the Old Testament.
Fact two: R. Rushing's "Seal of the Sand Dweller" is a novelization of that story.
Fact three: It was absolutely nothing like what I would have originally expected from such an endeavor.
Fact four: It was infinitely better.
This is a true epic, folks. Rushing begins her narrative not not with the coat of many colors or brotherly betrayal, but in the Egyptian court with Joseph (Yoseph) interpreting the king's dream. From here, a richly detailed and intricately woven story unfolds. It is familiar, yet surprising... formidable yet seductive.
I was riveted.