By A. B. Yehoshua
Within the yr 999, while Ben Attar, a Moroccan Jewish service provider, takes a moment spouse, he commits an act whose unexpected effects will endlessly adjust his family members, his relationships, his business-his existence. In an try to prevent clash and strengthen his company pursuits even as, Ben Attar undertakes his annual trip to Europe with either his first spouse and his new spouse. The journey is the start of a profound human drama whose ethical conflicts of constancy and hope resonate with these of our time. Yehoshua renders the medieval global of Jewish and Christian tradition and exchange with fabulous intensity and sensuous element. throughout the trials of a medieval service provider, the well known writer explores the private questions about the character of morality, personality, codes of human behavior, and concerns of the center.
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I am going to talk to you for a few moments as if I were your father, Maurice! ” Then, very simply and kindly, he approached the mystery of sex. He spoke of male and female, created by God in the beginning in order that the earth might be peopled, and of the period when the male and female receive their powers. “You are just becoming a man now, Maurice; this is why I am telling you about this. It is not a thing that your mother can tell you, and you should not mention it to her nor to any lady, and if at your next school boys mention it to you, just shut them up; tell them you know.
I’m sick with her. ” “Exactly, my dear chap, but shall I? I must have been pretending to like her. This row has shattered my lie. I did think I had stopped building lies. I despise her character, I am disgusted with her. ” Maurice clenched his fist and hit Durham lightly on the head with it “Hard luck,” he breathed. ” “There’s nothing to tell. ” “Oh, I don’t know. ” Maurice’s fist unclenched to reform with a handful of hair in its grasp. ” cried the other joyously. ” “Hall, I never knew you were a fool—” he possessed himself of Maurice’s hand — “and the other’s engaged to Archibald London, Esquire, of the — Waou!
In the end he would dash out the candle and leap into bed. Total darkness he could bear, but this room had the further defect of being opposite a street lamp. On good nights the light would penetrate the curtains unalarmingly, but sometimes blots like skulls fell over the furniture. His heart beat violently, and he lay in terror, with all his household close at hand. As he opened his eyes to look whether the blots had grown smaller, he remembered George. Something stirred in the unfathomable depths of his heart.
A Journey to the End of the Millennium by A. B. Yehoshua