Book ‘The Books of Jacob’ by Olga Tokarczuk

PDF Excerpt 'The Books of Jacob' by Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft
The Nobel Prize–winner’s richest, most sweeping and ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century Europe. In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas—and a new unrest—begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, he has changed not only his name but his persona; visited by what seem to be ecstatic experiences, Jacob Frank casts a charismatic spell that attracts an increasingly fervent following. In the decade to come, Frank will traverse the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again, converts to Islam...
Publisher: Riverhead Books (February 1, 2022)  Pages: 992 pages  ISBN-10: 0593087488  ISBN-13: 978-0593087480  ASIN:‎ B096Z414M3

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