These Are the Names

These Are the Names

by Tommy Wieringa

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These Are the Names by Tommy Wieringa

A moody, atmospheric literary thriller and “a timeless tale of migration” (The Guardian), from one of Europe’s biggest-selling authors
 
Despite its Biblical title—which comes from the opening lines of the Book of Exodus—award-winning novelist Tommy Wieringa has crafted perhaps his most timely book yet, as he traces two stories doomed to collide.
            In one, we follow a group of starving, near-feral Eurasian refugees on a harrowing quest for survival; in the other, we follow Pontus Beg, a policeman from a small border town on the steppe, as he investigates the death of a rabbi, one of the town’s two remaining Jews.
            What follows is a gripping saga in which the two stories race toward each other, and Beg will be shaken to his core by what each one reveals about man’s dark nature, and the possibility—or impossibility—of his own redemption. A virtual parable for our times, These Are the Names offers a suspenseful reading of a crisis that continues to dominate headlines, and simultaneously explores the enduring questions of faith, identity, and what it means to be “home.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612195650
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,238,773
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tommy Wieringa is one of the bestselling authors in Dutch history. His novels include Little Caesar and Joe Speedboat, which was shortlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Anonymous 5 months ago
The headline says it all.