The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman

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A lonely boy's world is touched by the likes of Mr. and Mrs Henry Ford II, his rabbi father, a dying wealthy girl, twins who had both been victims of Dr. Mengele, and a Gypsy prophetess, in a story about a young man's spiritual coming-of-age. A first novel. 20,000 first printing."

About Aryeh Lev Stollman

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Aryehlev Stollman is a neuroradiologist and the author of two books, The Illuminated Soul and The Far Euphrates, which is an American Library Association Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Review Recommended Book of the Year, and the winner of a Wilbur Award and Lambda Award.
Published October 1, 1998 by Riverhead Trade. 206 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And the laborious research undertaken by Alexander's father into the geographical and spiritual origins of mankind in the valley of ``the far Euphrates with its source in Eden'' is destined to yield endless and unanswerable further questions in place of ultimate answers.

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Thus buffeted between ""my mother's uncontrollable fears and my father's unanswerable intellectual and spiritual pursuits,"" Alexander harbors a disturbing secret, a secret even he doesn't fully understand, about the horrors that the twins suffered in the laboratory of Auschwitz's mad doctor Jose...

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