By A. B. Yehoshua
It’s edging towards the top of the 12 months 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 company companion, Raphael Abulafia, and the dissolution in their as soon as ecocnomic company of uploading treasures from the Atlas Mountains. Abulafia’s repudiation triggers a most likely perilous flow via 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.
observed by way of a Spanish rabbi, a Muslim dealer, a timid younger slave, a staff of Arab sailors, and his veiled better halves, Attar will quickly locate himself in a fair extra risky 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 l. a. instances booklet Prize, this is often an insightful portrait of a distinct second in background in addition to the undying concerns that also difficulty us today.
“The finish of the 1st millennium involves signify 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 impressive novel grants us.” —The big apple Times
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