Isaac by Ivan G. Goldman
A Modern Fable

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A lively, inventive tale of Isaac that follows him beyond Genesis into the 21st century.

After being spared from Abraham's blade, he's been granted eternal youth and wanders the earth as a soldier of fortune. Turning up at a coffee shop in Los Angeles, he falls in love with Ruby Canby, a brilliant, breezy academic with a troubled past.

Isaac suspects he was forgotten, "a crumb dropped innoticed in a kitchen crevice." Perhaps whatever saved him is long gone, leaving him "a puppet without a puppet master, like one of those Japanese soldiers stranded on an island after World War II."

Isaac and Ruth must ultimately confront a sinister, enigmatic phantom that's stalked him for forty centuries. The story makes stops that include the Spanish Inquisition, a luxury box at the Super Bowl, and the infamous cells of the Tombs of New York City. Along the way it takes stock of time and chance, good and evil, faith, forgiveness, God Satan, and the power of everlasting love.

About Ivan G. Goldman

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A Fulbright Scholar and New York Times-best-selling writer, Chicago native Ivan G. Goldman is the author of three novels and a columnist for The Ring magazine. His work has also appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, Utne Reader, The Nation, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other journals. He and his wife live in southern California. Email him at
Published March 27, 2012 by Permanent Press - eBooks Account. 222 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“With works such as Isaac: A Modern Fable under his belt, Ivan Goldman may not be a ‘minor novelist’ for very much longer.”

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