A Cupboard for the Sun

By Paul West

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780811215190, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 2002

Known for wrapping readers in his historical web, Paul West, in his marvelous, new novel, Cheops; A Cupboard for the Sun, turns his attention to the 4th Dynasty (approx. 2680 BC) of ancient Egypt. Here, we find the pharaoh Cheops, building the great pyramids at Giza, surrounded by workers and solar boats. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, "a hundred thousand men were made to toil constantly for him, " and, as Herodotus claimed, Egypt was "plunged into all manner of wickedness." In Cheops, West delightfully has Herodotus transported back in time, to meet the great pharaoh, face to face. Nearing death, getting ready for his final "transportation to the stars, " the blind Cheops is obsessed with preparing for his end. All the while, the intrigues of his daughters, sons, wives, and courtiers are revealed, uncovering murder, incest, and rebellion. Most intriguing is the overarching narration told by Osiris, god of the Nile, who comments on this swarm of events with hilarious and humane authority. Profound and entertaining, Cheops; A Cupboard for the Sun is perhaps Paul West's greatest novel yet.

About the Author
A naturally gifted spiritual medium and healer, Paul has been listening to, writing and speaking the Voice For God (Holy Spirit) and Jesus for many years. He is a seasoned channeler and author and continues to apply the forgiveness principles of A Course in Miracles to his own life. You are encouraged to have an open mind and heart as you listen to the words which have come through him, as an offering of clarity and peace. Surrender to your divine guidance and allow yourself to be lifted up into illumination. We are all awakening together. After receiving the book, please consider returning to write a short review/rating - your feedback is very powerful in helping more people to develop trust, and is very much appreciated. Thank you. Visit us online at