By Dara Horn
The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of ways know-how adjustments reminiscence and the way reminiscence shapes the soul.
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an program that documents every thing its clients do. whilst an Egyptian library invitations her to go to as a expert, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to move. yet in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith unfastened to take over Josie’s lifestyles at domestic, together with her husband and daughter, whereas Josie’s expertise for holding stories turns into a stunning attempt of her empathy and her simply technique of break out.
A century past, one other vacationer arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor trying to find a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. either he and Josie are haunted by means of the paintings of the medieval thinker Moses Maimonides, a physician and rationalist who sought to reconcile religion and technology, future and unfastened will. yet what Schechter unearths, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant lifestyles, will display the ability and perils of what Josie’s inventive paintings brings into being: an international the place not anything is ever forgotten.
An engrossing experience that intertwines tales from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the electronic frontier, A advisor for the Perplexed is a singular of profound internal which means and extraordinary imagination.
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