A Guide for the Perplexed
A thrilling newnovel exploring how memory shapes the soul, by “an astonishing storyteller” (FinancialTimes)
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented a program thatrecords everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visitas a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’spostrevolutionary chaos, Josie is kidnapped—leaving Judith free to usurp hersister’s life, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent forpreserving memories becomes her only hope of escape.
A century earlier, Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor,hunts for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. What he finds willreveal the power and danger of the world Josie’s work brings into being—aworld where nothing is ever forgotten.
Interweaving stories from Genesis, medievalphilosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is aspellbinding tale sure to bring a vast new readership to the acclaimed work ofDara Horn.
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