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by Richard Zimler

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Richard Zimler
ISBN: 1841197718
ISBN13: 978-1841197715
Language: English
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd; paperback / softback edition (February 29, 2004)
Pages: 288
Fb2 eBook: 1319 kb
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Independent on Sunday. To all those who fought to end the abomination of slavery in the United States and southern Africa

Independent on Sunday. To all those who fought to end the abomination of slavery in the United States and southern Africa. And to Midnight and his people.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Zimler's dazzling tale, John Zarco Stewart is an impish child of bold inquisitiveness, the unwitting inheritor of a faith shrouded in 300 years of secrecy.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the internationally bestselling author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon comes a novel of incomparable scope and beauty that takes the reader on an epic journey from war-ravaged nineteenth-century Europe to antebellum America.

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Zimler Richard Hunting Midnight - читать книгу онлайн бесплатно. XLVII Why Can’t Midnight Talk? 92. XLVIII A Whole House of Memories Just Got Too Filled Up.

In Zimler's dazzling tale, John Zarco Stewart is an impish child of bold inquisitiveness, the unwitting inheritor of a faith . Pre-publication, Hunting Midnight has already attracted much attention and looks set to do even better.

In Zimler's dazzling tale, John Zarco Stewart is an impish child of bold inquisitiveness, the unwitting inheritor of a faith shrouded in 300 years of secrecy. Dark and bitter events put an end to his innocence and almost destroy him, but he is healed by the arrival in his household of a mysterious young man from Africa. Midnight is a freed slave brought to Porto by John's seafaring father, and he becomes John's greatest friend, ultimately determining the course of his life.

Hunting Midnight book. From the internationally bestselling author of The Last Kabbalist.

Author: Richard Zimler. Publication date: 2003. From the internationally bestselling author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon comes a novel of incomparable scope and beauty that takes the reader on an epic journey from war-ravaged nineteenth-century Europe to antebellum America

Richard Zimler (born 1 January 1956 in Roslyn Heights, New York) is a best-selling author.

Richard Zimler (born 1 January 1956 in Roslyn Heights, New York) is a best-selling author. Zimler graduated from Herricks High School in suburban New York in 1973

It was up-country a ways, near Columbia, and I worked my fingers bloody there for seven of the slowest months in history. Those days and nights were made of warm molasses.

It was up-country a ways, near Columbia, and I worked my fingers bloody there for seven of the slowest months in history. Those days and nights were made of warm molasses ng stuck to them, including me. I worked right on through the first three weeks of harvest time, up till early September. I was smelly as a skunk most of the time – addlebrained too – because Papa was gone and Mamma was dead. And caring for cotton is even worse on your spirit than it is on your back.

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In Zimler's dazzling tale, John Zarco Stewart is an impish child of bold inquisitiveness, the unwitting inheritor of a faith shrouded in 300 years of secrecy. Dark and bitter events put an end to his innocence and almost destroy him, but he is healed by the arrival in his household of a mysterious young man from Africa. Midnight is a freed slave brought to Porto by John's seafaring father, and he becomes John's greatest friend, ultimately determining the course of his life. But as John grows to manhood Midnight is lost to him, Napoleon's armies invade Portugal, and John's fragile peace is shattered as he uncovers truths and lies hidden by those he most loved and trusted. At last he leaves for America, to hunt for hope in a land shackled by unforgivable sin. This magnificent new literary epic, a moving love story crossed with sweeping historical novel, is a worthy successor to Zimler's "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon", published in 1998 to huge success, and so far selling over 60,000 copies with reviews to match. Pre-publication, "Hunting Midnight" has already attracted much attention and looks set to do even better.
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Ygglune
The Last Kabbalist in Lisbon is one of my favorite novels...period. The writing of this one was not as colorful and descriptive, but the story had great suspense. I did better understand how the family got to Goa and Zarco's travel prior.
Zulurr
This was a unique and satisfying novel
Thordibandis
Book received in good condition
Mightdragon
In 1800 Porto, Portugal, the memories of the Spanish Inquisition linger as Jews hide their faith to avoid a repeat of their previous fate. In this environs nine-year-old John Zarco Stewart becomes a friend with slightly older street person Daniel. John soon learns that his family is Jewish, which is why they are shunned by much of the townsfolk and fail to practice in their home. Violeta joins the two boys, but the guys one day find marks on her body as if somone battered her. She insists she fell, but her two pals think her odious uncle assaulted her.
When Daniel drowns and Violeta's family removes her from Porto, John feels bored and guilty because he thinks he caused misfortune for his two only pals until his papa brings home a new companion, African Bushman Midnight, who turns into a friend and mentor. As John becomes an adult, he marries, but a secret from the past propels him to journey to America where he starts a new adventure with a black woman.
HUNTING MIDNIGHT is a biographical fiction that consists of two stories. The first part of the book centers on the coming of age of the narrator. This segment is insightful as it provides depth to life on the Iberian peninsular during the Napoleonic Era, but also moves forward slowly as the misadventures seem somewhat trivial. The latter half of the book focuses on adventures of John the adult in the Americas. This is quite exciting as John adapts to a strange new world. Richard Zimmler returns his audience to Portugal three centuries after his delightful THE LAST KABBALIST OF LISBON with a strong historical tale.
Harriet Klausner
Thorgaginn
Richard Zimler's second novel, Hunting Midnight, casts as its central character a descendant of the title character in his first novel, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon. The new work is set in Porto, Portugal, in the early 19th century, 300 years after the first novel.
Because it contains a wide range of ingredients - a South African Bushman, a Scottish winegrower in Portugal, South Carolina slaves, child abuse, characters' artistic pursuits, Beethoven, reverence for nature - it is perhaps more universal in its appeal than the first book.
But it also has its Jewish (and Kulanu) components, such as the narrator's discovery that he is descended from Jews, and the occurrence of an anti-Jewish pogrom in Porto.
The author writes skillfully as the voice of the young Scottish-Portuguese half-Jew as well as that of a slave girl in the American South. He also imparts a seemingly deep knowledge of Bushman belief and culture, in addition to snatches of Portuguese and Hebrew, and departures into Jewish philosophy and Scottish song and literature. The story-telling style is tight, with straightforward prose that builds up tension and suspense effectively.
These disparate elements might seem a bit too much, but it all works well together, and Hunting Midnight is a great read of almost-epic proportions. While The Last Kabbalist was also a mesmerizing, suspenseful experience, it was more parochial. The first novel was a best-seller in Portugal and did well internationally. The second novel, being truly universal, may well do even better.
Carrot
Zimler's book is a triumph of modern fiction: an absolutely gripping narrative of love and loss set against a backdrop of fantastic historic drama. Zimler rises to the incredible quality of his bestselling The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon. The characters are rich and fully realized, and their conflicts are vital and real. They grow throughout the book, so that by the end you feel a real intimacy with them. The period setting is elegantly realized; you feel as though you are living in these far-away times, going to the bird market, observing the early forms of racism, encountering the ravages of the Inquisition. This is a story of family too, and the close bonds of the central characters are extremely vivid. I loved this book. Read it at once.
Kadar
I cannot write a review as I bought the book for a gift for my 99 year old uncle for his birthday.
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