By A. B. Yehoshua
Within the yr 999, whilst Ben Attar, a Moroccan Jewish service provider, takes a moment spouse, he commits an act whose unexpected outcomes will ceaselessly adjust his kin, his relationships, his business-his lifestyles. In an try to avoid clash and boost his company pursuits even as, Ben Attar undertakes his annual trip to Europe with either his first spouse and his new spouse. The journey is the start of a profound human drama whose ethical conflicts of constancy and hope resonate with these of our time. Yehoshua renders the medieval global of Jewish and Christian tradition and alternate with dazzling intensity and sensuous aspect. in the course of the trials of a medieval service provider, the well known writer explores the inner most questions on the character of morality, personality, codes of human behavior, and issues of the guts.
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A Journey to the End of the Millennium by A. B. Yehoshua