215 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888878625 $24.95 CA
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About the Book
This is the story of a man who, in the turmoil of our time, seeks to renew his spiritual moorings. Jacob Harald cannot accept the idea (so widespread at the close of the millennium) that objectively seen, nothing is either good or evil, and that to call things right or wrong is just a matter of social custom or individual preference. When he is confronted with fathomless corruption, he is driven to search for an ethical standard beyond the human. He looks to the new science for help. Can it be reconciled with his Jewish faith? Can it be that a powerful ethical imperative rises from the very depth of the cosmos? We see JacobÕs struggle against a background of human relationships: his marriage, the alienation of his children, and his harrowing friendship with the enigmatic Pierre, who sends him on the most desperate quest of this life.
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About the AuthorGretl Keren Fischer Gretl Keren Fischer (1919- ) was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. She spent 12 years in London, England, including during the Second World War, and came to Canada in 1951, earning degrees in English literature at the University of British Columbia and Carleton University, where she taught for many years, and a Ph.D. from McGill University. The author of "An Answer for Pierre" (1999, Borealis) has occasionally published short stories, poems and literary criticism.