By Erich Segal
They met as little ones, innocents from assorted worlds. And from that second their lives have been fated to be ceaselessly entwined. Timothy : deserted at start, he reveals a home--and a blinding career--within the Catholic Church. however the vows he is taking can't shield him from one soul-igniting ardour. Daniel : The scholarly son of a very good rabbi, he's destined to stick to in his father's footsteps. And destined to wreck his father's middle. Deborah : She used to be raised to be docile and dutiful--the ideal rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to uprising. And into world's the patriarch could by no means dare imagine.
Reaching throughout greater than 1 / 4 of a century, from the cruel streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the beauty of 2 holy towns, Rome and Jerusalem, here's Erich Segal's so much provocative and bold novel to date--the unforgettable tale of 3 outstanding lives...and one forbidden love.
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I hope. Yet, as he entered the left compartment, drew the curtain behind him, and knelt, his heart began to pound. Before him was a wooden panel. It slid open, and through the mesh screen he glimpsed the purple stole around the neck of his confessor, whose features he could not discern. Suddenly, in one split second, the gravity the great significance of all this electrified him. He knew that for the first time he would have to open his heart completely. "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. " He took a deep breath and then recited, "I was late for school three times last week.
In a distant way. " Tuck glared at Tim. "Now say it. " Timothy screwed up his face as if tasting a bitter pill and mumbled, "I'm " "Louder, boy," the policeman growled. " Tim perched himself obediently on the edge of a chair facing the rabbi's book-strewn desk, but he could not keep himself from squirming nervously as he watched the bearded Jewish man pace back and forth along the sagging wooden shelves, his hands clasped behind his back. " Tim lowered his head. " "Do you feel any special . .
But McGee for almost the same reasons would hurl fists. This time there were no spectators which frightened me. Who would restrain him should he go berserk? It was so icy cold that the rare pedestrian who passed us had his collar drawn up and hat down, barely leaving room enough for his eyes to see where he was going. And the wind was so loud it all but drowned my groans.