By Dara Horn
The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of ways expertise adjustments reminiscence and the way reminiscence shapes the soul.
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an program that documents every thing its clients do. while 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 loose to take over Josie’s existence at domestic, together with her husband and daughter, whereas Josie’s expertise for maintaining thoughts turns into a stunning try out of her empathy and her in simple terms technique of get away.
A century prior, one other traveller arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor attempting 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 technological know-how, future and unfastened will. yet what Schechter reveals, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant existence, 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 consultant for the Perplexed is a unique of profound internal which means and superb imagination.
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It was a longhead, naked and standing on a velvet couch. He was holding a candle which he moved slowly from right to left, tipping it over just enough to let a few globs of wax fall to the floor with each movement. ” Tommy got closer to the window and Jake then followed. Red Henry turned around in his chair. 44 “Well, would you look at that? ” Red Henry chuckled. Jake looked wide-eyed at him. “What do you mean? ” “A snapping turtle. Thing must have been a foot long. That guy was just holding it by its feet, dangling it over the floor.
Tommy threw his hands up. The car jerked to the right. He put his hands back on the wheel. “And you RAN out? Jesus Christ…” JORDAN KRALL “I’ve been in those situations before, I know what that fucking means. I’m not a complete idiot, you know. ” Jake looked at Tommy, waiting for an acknowledgement. Tommy kept his eyes on the road, careful not to get into an accident on the snowy, congested streets. ” As it came out of his mouth, he realized that his tone betrayed the message even though he believed that statement whole-heartedly.
Tommy held his hand up. ” He kept walking. Once they got to the door, they could hear the low thump of music, like a rapid heartbeat through the walls. ” Jake asked. “Gambling. Been here once, years ago with Joe Gurney. ” He opened the door and walked slowly in, cigarette smoke confronting them like a cloud. Through the smoke, they saw five tables set up in a circle each with a different casino game being played. In the middle of the circle was a small stage where tall, skinny women gyrated. All of the dancers were dressed in cowgirl outfits and wore Barbara Stanwyck masks, obviously the same ones that Jake and Tommy passed up at the ticket booth.
A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel by Dara Horn