A Booksense Selection January 2008
THE JEWEL TRADER OF PEGU, by Jeffery Hantover (Morrow, $21.95, 9780061252709 / 0061252700)


"Forget the mysterious and exotic location -- this is a book universal in its substance. When 16th-century Jewish trader Abraham goes to Asia he encounters an alien culture but also discovers a world of love and beauty previously unknown. You can call it exquisite, incisive, and provocative, but there are really not enough adjectives for this brilliant gem of a novel."

--Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI

 

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