A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel

A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel

Dara Horn


The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of ways expertise alterations reminiscence and the way reminiscence shapes the soul.

software program prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an program that files every thing its clients do. whilst an Egyptian library invitations her to go to as a specialist, 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 shocking attempt of her empathy and her in basic terms technique of break out.

A century past, one other tourist 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 way of the paintings of the medieval thinker Moses Maimonides, a physician and rationalist who sought to reconcile religion and technology, future and loose will. yet what Schechter reveals, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant lifestyles, will display the facility and perils of what Josie’s creative paintings brings into being: a global the place not anything is ever forgotten.

An engrossing event that intertwines tales from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the electronic frontier, A advisor for the Perplexed is a unique of profound internal which means and stunning imagination.

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