By Michael David Lukas

In this spellbinding novel, a tender guy trips from California to Cairo to solve centuries-old kinfolk secrets.

Joseph, a literature scholar at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mom and a Muslim father. sooner or later, a mysterious package deal arrives on his doorstep, pulling him right into a spell binding event to discover the tangled historical past that binds the 2 facets of his kinfolk. For generations, the boys of the al-Raqb relatives have served as watchmen of the storied Ibn Ezra Synagogue in outdated Cairo, outfitted on the website the place the newborn Moses used to be taken from the Nile. Joseph learns of his ancestor Ali, a Muslim orphan who approximately one thousand years previous used to be entrusted because the first watchman of the synagogue and have become enchanted through its legendary—perhaps magical—Ezra Scroll. the tale of Joseph’s kin is entwined with that of the British dual sisters Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 leave their hallowed Cambridge halls on a undertaking to rescue sacred texts that experience began to vanish from the synagogue.
      
The final Watchman of previous Cairo is a relocating page-turner of a singular from acclaimed storyteller Michael David Lukas. This tightly woven multigenerational story illuminates the tensions that experience torn groups aside and the not likely forces—potent magic, forbidden love—that boldly try and bridge that divide.

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“A attractive, richly textured novel, bold and delicately crafted, The final Watchman of outdated Cairo is either a coming-of-age tale and a relatives background, a wide-ranging ebook approximately fathers and sons, faith, magic, love, and the essence of storytelling. This publication is a joy.”—Rabih Alameddine, writer of the nationwide publication Award finalist An pointless Woman

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