The Convert

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

A brilliant reconstruction of an incredible journey across medieval Europe to Egypt, and an untold story of forbidden love.

'Enthralling... A spectacular tale told with spectacular accomplishment' Sunday Times, Books of the Year

In the small village in Provence where Stefan Hertmans has made his home, people have long spoken of an ancient pogrom and hidden treasure. Then, at the end of the nineteenth century, an extraordinary collection of Jewish documents was found in a synagogue in Cairo.

Hertmans has based The Convert on these historical sources, tracing the life of a young Christian noblewoman who abandoned everything for the love of a rabbi's son. In this startlingly contemporary novel, Hertmans follows in her footsteps as the lovers flee through France together, pursued by crusading knights, and recounts her dazzling journey full of love and hardship, courage and hate, as she travels on towards Jerusalem alone.

Jewish National Book Awards 2020 Finalist

About the Publisher

Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784706982
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 839.3137
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 248g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 27mm