When all unconverted Jews are expelled from Spain during the Inquisition, 15-year-old Yonah Toledano is left behind. He begins a meandering journey, part desperate flight, part voyage of discovery. The story of his growth into manhood–as a physician with the outer persona of an Old Christian and a soul that clings to his Jewish roots–has made The Last Jew one of the best-selling books in the world.
“Consistently superb... The new novel showcases Gordon’s strength as a writer of provocative historical fiction.”
“[Noah Gordon] illuminates the choices history forces on individuals-and, not incidentally, creates a grand, informative adventure and a completely engaging, unsentimental portrait of a turbulent time.”