A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom
by John Boyne
Books > Fiction
Some stories are universal. They play out across human history. And time is the river which will flow through them.
For now this is a family story and this family is is a father, mother and two sons. One with his father’s violence in his blood. One who lives his mother’s artistry.
One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will change their fate.
It is a beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years – they will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From distant Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium to modern day American and beyond.
While the world mutates around them, their destinies will remain the same. And fulfilling a destiny may take lifetimes…