Out of Granada

Out of Granada

by Ben Fine

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Overview

Out of Granada by Ben Fine

The year is 1560, the Inquisition in Madrid has turned on the conversos in Al-Andalus, and the Benzions must flee to their holdings in Palermo.

Don Miguel Benzion, a former Captain in the employ of the Duke of Sienna, and the son of a wealthy converso family in Granada, Spain must sell the family business before he is trapped by the inquisition and is forced to flee to Cuba.

On the voyage to Cuba, Don Miguel meets the lovely and vivacious Senorita Imelda, who tames this famous swordsman and becomes the love of his life. Once in Cuba, they are forced once again to flee, this time to Mexico. In the Gulf of Mexico, they are captured by pirates, led by the madman Jerusalem, who’s ultimate goal is to recapture Palestine.

To save his friends, his family, and his love, Miguel throws his lot in with the pirates. While the pirates end up defeated by the Spanish on the southern coast of Sicily, Don Miguel manages to escape.

Can Don Miguel make it to Palermo to reunite with his family? Will the local mafiosi be sympathetic to his plight or will they be yet another obstacle? Will Miguel ever find his Imelda, or will he be too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945967740
Publisher: Zimbell House Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ben Fine is a mathematician and professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Fairfield University and is the author of twelve books (ten in mathematics, one on chess, one a political thriller) as well over 130 research articles.
In addition, he has published several short stories as well as a novella about pirates. His story, August Eighteenth, Nineteen-Sixty-Nine, Big Jake and Johnny C and Me appeared in the Green Silk Journal Fall 2016 issue and was nominated for a Pushcart prize. His memoir told in interwoven stories in Tales from Brighton Beach: A Boy Grow in Brooklyn, details growing up in Brighton Beach, a seaside neighborhood on the southern tip of Brooklyn, during the 1950's and 1960's. Brighton Beach was unique and set apart from the rest of New York City, both in character and in time.

Table of Contents

Granada al-Ándalus 1560

One

Two

The Italian Years 1554-1557

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Leaving al- Ándalus 1560

Nine

Ten

Eleven

Twelve

The Mad Pirate Jerusalem

Thirteen

Fourteen

Fifteen

Sixteen

On the Sea with Pirates

Seventeen

Eighteen

Nineteen

Twenty

Into the Mediterranean

Twenty-One

Twenty-Two

The Quest for Palermo

Twenty-Three

Twenty-Four

Twenty-Five

Twenty-Six

Twenty-Seven

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