In the Image: A Novel

In the Image: A Novel

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A young woman's coming of age, a romantic love story, and a spiritual journeya€”each infused with the lessons of history. In the Image is an extraordinary first novel illuminated by spiritual exploration, one that remembers qa language, a literature, a held hand, an entire world lived and breathed in the image of God.q Bill Landsmann, an elderly Jewish refugee in a New Jersey suburb with a passion for travel, is obsessed with building his slide collection of images from the Bible that he finds scattered throughout the world. The novel begins when he crosses paths with his granddaughter's friend, Leora, and continues by moving forward through her life and backward through his, revealing the unexpected links between his family's past and her family's future. Not just a first novel but a cultural eventa€”a wedding of secular and religious forms of literaturea€”In the Image neither lives in the past nor seeks to escape it, but rather assimilates it, in the best sense of the word, honoring what is lost and finding, among the lost things, the treasures that can renew the present. Reading group guide included.a€œOh, you wouldna#39;t believe what they have at these shows, a€ Iim answered in an insidera#39;s deep tone. ... It had been a giant one, about thirty feet across, yet it had been inside some sort of store, with giant stacks of boxes and other giant things alongside ita€”and then Iake remembered. Costco. Two weeks earlier, he had been staying with Leora at her parentsa#39; house when her mother had sent the two of themanbsp;...

Title:In the Image: A Novel
Author:Dara Horn
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2003-09-17


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