By Stewart O'Nan
From grasp storyteller Stewart O'Nan, a well timed ethical mystery of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the second one global War
In 1945, without houses to come back to, Jewish refugees through the tens of hundreds of thousands set out for Palestine. those that made it have been hunted as illegals through the British needed professionals there and trusted the underground to guard them; taking faux names, they combined with the inhabitants, becoming a member of the wildly varied factions struggling with for the independence of Israel. City of Secrets follows one survivor, model, as he attempts to regain himself after wasting every person he is ever enjoyed. Now riding a taxi provided—like his new identity—by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem in addition to the overlapping, occasionally lethal loyalties of the resistance. by myself, haunted through thoughts, he attempts to turn into back the guy he was once sooner than the war—honest, powerful, able to ethical selection. He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his telephone, reclaims his religion, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting mystery missions that develop increasingly more risky while he starts off to suspect he is getting used by means of their cell's rushing chief, Asher. by the point model is aware the reality, it truly is too past due, and the tragedy that ensues alterations heritage. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and id written in O'Nan's trademark lucent type, City of Secrets asks how either melancholy and religion can lead us off course, and what occurs while, with the noblest intentions, we subscribe to events past our control.
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City of Secrets: A Novel by Stewart O'Nan