Sacrifice of Isaac

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Luke Benami is twenty-six years old when his father's sudden death compels him to return to Israel from America. Until now, he believed that his father was a great man, an Israeli national hero, and that his brother was the army deserter and criminal his family said he was.

But as he searches for his estranged brother, he begins a dangerous investigation that will challenge every certainty - about his father, his brother and his homeland.

Spellbinding and provocative, Sacrifice of Isaac is a thrilling novel about personal and political choices that probes the dark history of modern Israel.

Extraordinary . . . Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John Le Carré and Graham Greene
Sacrifice of Isaac is deft, finely written and put together with a rare assurance and maturity
New York Times
One of the most intellectually sophisticated thrillers this reviewer has ever read
Washington Post

About Neil Gordon

Neil Gordon is the author of four novels: Sacrifice of Isaac, The Gun Runner’s Daughter, The Company You Keep, and, forthcoming, You’re a Big Girl Now. He holds a Ph.D. In French Literature from Yale University and is a literary editor at the Boston Review as well as Professor of Writing at The New School and Professor of Comparative Literature and Dean of The American University of Paris.

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Books by Neil Gordon

You're a Big Girl Now
You're a Big Girl Now
The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep
The Gun Runner's Daughter
The Gun Runner's Daughter