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The Last Jew

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The Last Jew by Noah Gordon
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In 1492 Spain is held in firm grip by the inquisition. Per decree an announcement is made that all Jews have to leave the country. A large exodus starts. 15-year-old Yonah is left on his own after his brother and father are killed. Instead of converting to Christianity or fleeing he decides to stand firm by his faith and to fight for himself. Three years later Yonah is keen to settle somewhere. In Granada he finally meets people of his own faith again - the family of the silk merchant Saadi, who still practice Judaism in secrecy. Yonah's love for Ines, the young daughter of the family, however remains unfulfilled. Yonah moves on to Gibraltar where he starts an apprenticeship with Fierro, an armourer. Fierro has to flee from the inquisition himself and asks his young apprentice to accompany him on his journey to the North and when he finally arrives in Saragossa meeting Nuno seals his fate. Yonah immediately senses that medicine is his true calling...

Author Biography

Noah Gordon has worked in publishing, as a medical correspondent, and as science editor of the Boston Herald before becoming an author.
Release date NZ
February 24th, 2001
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Sphere
Pages
520
Dimensions
130x179x35
ISBN-13
9780751530629
Product ID
1697395

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