Into the Unbounded Night follows the lives of five troubled individuals as they struggle for survival and purpose in the first-century Roman Empire, a time when rabbinic Judaism is emerging from the shadows of Jerusalem’s Second Temple and Christianity is taking form. The story is primarily seen through the eyes of Aislin, a refugee from Albion. Other important characters include Yohanan ben Zakkai, Saul of Tarsus, The Emperor Vespasian, and Azazel, a doomed angel. Throughout Into the Unbounded Night, these characters’ lives intertwine in unexpected ways that shed light on colonization and its discontents, the relative values of dominant and tyrannized cultures, the sense of imminent apocalypse, and the holiness of life itself — even the weakest of lives.
Into the Unbounded Night
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
Jewish literature inspires, enriches, and educates the community.
Help support the Jewish Book Council.