9781524747084-1524747084-The Convert: A Novel

The Convert: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9781524747084
ISBN-10: 1524747084
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hertmans, Stefan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Pantheon
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781524747084
ISBN-10: 1524747084
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hertmans, Stefan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Pantheon
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hertmans, Stefan wrote The Convert: A Novel comprising 304 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1524747084 and 9781524747084. Since then The Convert: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.55 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this dazzling work of historical fiction, the Man Booker International–long-listed author of War and Turpentine reconstructs the tragic story of a medieval noblewoman who leaves her home and family for the love of a Jewish boy.

In eleventh-century France, Vigdis Adelaïs, a young woman from a prosperous Christian family, falls in love with David Todros, a rabbi’s son and yeshiva student. To be together, the couple must flee their city, and Vigdis must renounce her life of privilege and comfort. Pursued by her father’s knights and in constant danger of betrayal, the lovers embark on a dangerous journey to the south of France, only to find their brief happiness destroyed by the vicious wave of anti-Semitism sweeping through Europe with the onset of the First Crusade.

What begins as a story of forbidden love evolves into a globe-trotting trek spanning continents, as Vigdis undertakes an epic journey to Cairo and back, enduring the unimaginable in hopes of finding her lost children.

Based on two fragments from the Cairo Genizah—a repository of more than three hundred thousand manuscripts and documents stored in the upper chamber of a synagogue in Old Cairo—Stefan Hertmans has pieced together a remarkable work of imagination, re-creating the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers whose steps he retraces almost a millennium later. Blending fact and fiction, and with immense imagination and stylistic ingenuity, Hertmans painstakingly depicts Vigdis’s terrible trials, bringing the Middle Ages to life and illuminating a chaotic world of love and hate.

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