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For more than fifty years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age ninety-seven, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in "The Lawgiver, "a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day. The story emerges from letters, memos, e-mails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, Skype transcripts, and text messages.
At the center of "The Lawgiver "is Margo Solovei, a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father's strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multibillionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business.
Two other key characters in the novel are Herman Wouk himself and his wife of more than sixty years, Betty Sarah, who, almost against their will, find themselves entangled in the Moses movie when the Australian billionaire insists on Wouk's stamp of approval.
As Wouk and his characters contend with Moses and marriage, and the force of tradition, rebellion, and reunion, "The Lawgiver "reflects the wisdom of a lifetime. Inspired by the great nineteenth-century novelists, one of America's most beloved twentieth-century authors has now written a remarkable twenty-first-century work of fiction.
Title: The Lawgiver: A Novel
Publisher: U.S.A, Simon & Schuster: 2012
ISBN Number: 1451699387
ISBN Number 13: 9781451699388
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
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Seller ID: 077882
Description: New. May have slight shelfwear from storage. The Lawgiver: A Novel By Herman Wouk (Author) Product Details Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (November 13, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 9781451699388 ISBN-13: 9781451699388 ASIN: 1451699387 Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.7 x 9.8 inches
Keywords: The Lawgiver: A Novel