Gordon, Neil.

ISBN 10: 0679437045 / ISBN 13: 9780679437048
Published by New York: Random House, (1995) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's very highly praised first novel, one which "takes readers on a powerful psychological journey of suspense while raising unsettling questions about assumptions of Israeli righteousness and German guilt." William Boyd in the NY Times review said "One is completely held by the deepening mystery and the counterposing themes of love and betrayal, filial duty and patriotic fervor, moral certainty and loss of faith." SIGNED on the title page. Afterword. 304 pp. Very near fine in fine dust jacket (crease to lower corner of last page). Bookseller Inventory # 68123

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Publisher: New York: Random House, (1995) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For twenty-six-year-old Luke Benami, life has always been a study in absolutes: black and white, good and evil, truth and lies. A father hailed as a national hero, a pioneer in the birth of Israel. A brother scorned as an army deserter, a criminal on the run. But his father's sudden death will change everything Luke has ever known or believed...about his father, his history, his homeland.

Searching for his estranged brother, Luke finds only Danni's lover in Paris and his business partner in Florence, both claiming to know nothing of his whereabouts. Danni has undertaken his own quest, into the heart of a dark secret that has long haunted the family. It will become Luke's quest too, taking them both into a dangerous world of moral ambiguity, desperate choices, and profound betrayal.

Spellbinding and provocative, Sacrifice of Isaac is the stunning debut of a remarkable talent.
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The explosive international thriller of obsession and the ultimate betrayal

"Extraordinary... Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John le Carr and Graham Greene."

"Sacrifice of Isaac is deft, finely written and put together with a rare assurance and maturity...One is completely held by the deepening mystery and the counterposing themes of love and betrayal, filial duty and patriotic fervor, moral certainty and loss of faith."
--The New York Times Book Review

"One of the most intellectually sophisticated thrillers this reviewer has ever read."
--The Washington Post Book World

"Brilliantly narrated, psychologically acute...Sacrifice of Isaac reads like an Amos Oz
novel translated by John le Carre."
--Entertainment Weekly

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