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Jeffrey Hantover

THE JEWEL TRADER OF PEGU

Adventure, treasure, and forbidden love are interwoven in this beautiful and original debut novel set in the lush land of 16th-century Southeast Asia

In the fall of 1598, Abraham, a young Jewish jewel trader, leaves behind the comforts and familiarity of Venice to live half a world away in the lush Burmese kingdom of Pegu. Far from the safety of kin and community, as well as the memory of his long-dead wife, Abraham must overcome his fear of these strangers with the odd customs and superstitious ways...

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