The Resource The convert : a novel, Stefan Hertmans, (electronic resource)

The convert : a novel, Stefan Hertmans, (electronic resource)

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The convert : a novel
Title
The convert
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Hertmans
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
In this dazzling work of historical fiction, the Man Booker International-long-listed author of War and Turpentine reconstructs the tragic story of a medieval noblewoman who leaves her home and family for the love of a Jewish boy. In eleventh-century France, Vigdis Adelaïs, a young woman from a prosperous Christian family, falls in love with David Todros, a rabbi's son and yeshiva student. To be together, the couple must flee their city, and Vigdis must renounce her life of privilege and comfort. Pursued by her father's knights and in constant danger of betrayal, the lovers embark on a dangerous journey to the south of France, only to find their brief happiness destroyed by the vicious wave of anti-Semitism sweeping through Europe with the onset of the First Crusade/ What begins as a story of forbidden love evolves into a globe-trotting trek spanning continents, as Vigdis undertakes an epic journey to Cairo and back, enduring the unimaginable in hopes of finding her lost children. Based on two fragments from the Cairo Genizah--a repository of more than three hundred thousand manuscripts and documents stored in the upper chamber of a synagogue in Old Cairo--Stefan Hertmans has pieced together a remarkable work of imagination, re-creating the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers whose steps he retraces almost a millennium later. Blending fact and fiction, and with immense imagination and stylistic ingenuity, Hertmans painstakingly depicts Vigdis's terrible trials, bringing the Middle Ages to life and illuminating a chaotic world of love and hate
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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Hertmans, Stefan
Dewey number
839.313/64
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not applicable
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Language note
Translated from Dutch
LC call number
PT6466.18.E76
LC item number
B4513 2020ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nicholas Guy Smith
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Smith, Nicholas Guy
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  • Interfaith marriage
  • Crusades
  • Europe
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Label
The convert : a novel, Stefan Hertmans, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 41 min., 59 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780593170274
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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57e971ca-9d40-413f-b608-a0928ae58e80
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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(OCoLC)1139317700
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Label
The convert : a novel, Stefan Hertmans, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 41 min., 59 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593170274
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
57e971ca-9d40-413f-b608-a0928ae58e80
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1139317700
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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