The Origin of Sorrow

In the 1770s, the Jews of Frankfurt are trapped, both physically by the walls of the ghetto within which they must dwell, and in a larger sense by the rules of a society in which they are outcasts, legally debased and barely suffered to live. And yet within those confines they find life, in all its glories and tragedies. This rich novel is filled with real emotion, history, and characters. More

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Published by Combustoica
Words: 224,130
Language: English
ISBN: 9781936404155
About Robert Mayer

Robert Mayer has written for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, GQ, and more. His first novel, Superfolks, changed superhero fiction forever. Best-selling author John Grisham called his The Dreams of Ada “a fascinating book, a wonderful reminder of how good true-crime writing can be.”
Mayer lives in New Mexico with his tapestry-weaving wife, La Donna, and their people-loving pit bull.

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