Nicky and Kal Covo, brother and sister raised in a Sephardic Jewish home in Salonica, Greece, were separated by the Holocaust, as their family sent them into hiding from Nazis. They have been reunited in 1990, 47 years after their separation. Kal has lived in a woman’s monastery for decades; she is a devout Greek Orthodox nun called Sister Theodora. The main action of the novel evolves from Sister Theodora’s vision — which she believes is from G‑d — that her Black seven-year-old grandnephew in America, Nicky’s grandson, is the Second Coming of Jesus. Sister Theodora must travel to America, convinced she has a mission to help young Jackie Covo — being raised in an Orthodox Jewish family — recognize who he really is. In the midst of other family issues — a custody battle between Jackie’s parents, a wedding – Sister Theodora ultimately accepts that she has mistakenly understood God’s plan: that she develop a loving relationship with her firmly Jewish grandnephew.
To See God
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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