By A. B. Yehoshua
It’s edging towards the top of the yr 999 whilst Ben Attar, a Moroccan Jewish service provider from Tangiers, takes wives—an act of bigamy that leads to the ethical objections of his nephew and enterprise companion, Raphael Abulafia, and the dissolution in their as soon as ecocnomic firm of uploading treasures from the Atlas Mountains. Abulafia’s repudiation triggers a most likely perilous circulate through Attar to set issues right—by atmosphere sail for medieval Paris to problem his nephew, and his nephew’s personal pious spouse, face to face.
followed through a Spanish rabbi, a Muslim dealer, a timid younger slave, a team of Arab sailors, and his veiled better halves, Attar will quickly locate himself in an excellent extra harmful battle—with the Christian zealots who worry that Jews and others they see as immoral infidels will hamper the arrival of Jesus on the sunrise of a brand new millennium.
From the writer of A lady in Jerusalem, winner of the la occasions ebook Prize, this is often an insightful portrait of a special second in heritage in addition to the undying matters that also hassle us today.
“The finish of the 1st millennium involves characterize just one of many breaches—between north and south, Christians and Jews, Jews and Muslims, Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews, males and women—across which A. B. Yehoshua's remarkable novel provides us.” —The manhattan Times
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