The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul.
A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Both he and Josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But what Schechter finds, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant life, will reveal the power and perils of what Josie’s ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten.
An engrossing adventure that intertwines stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a novel of profound inner meaning and astonishing imagination.
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What is memory, and can it be trusted? What is the relationship between past and present? What is time dilation?...A work marked by brilliant conceits and clever plotting.Read Full Review of A Guide for the Perplexed: A ... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Horn is rigorously, impressively devoted to theme, and all of her novel’s threads are in service of it. No detail is out of place.Read Full Review of A Guide for the Perplexed: A ... | See more reviews from NY Times
When a video appears online of Josie being hanged, Judith moves in with her sister’s family...Worse yet, there is something profoundly unlikable about all the characters involved.Read Full Review of A Guide for the Perplexed: A ... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
A Guide for the Perplexed succeeds at being both a nerve-wracking international thriller and a group portrait of individuals dealing with circumstances beyond their control.Read Full Review of A Guide for the Perplexed: A ... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
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