Balthasar's Odyssey: A Novel

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Arcade Pub., 2002 - Merchants
In 1665, with prophecies and portents fortelling the forthcoming Apocalypse, Balthasar, an antiquarian merchant and sage, embarks on a perilous quest to find a rare book that could hold the key to the world's salvation.

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User Review  - otterley - LibraryThing

Balthasar's odyssey may not last quite as long as the original wandering through the Greek world, but it takes the somewhat reluctant Genoese protagonist from his Levantine (Syrian) home as far as ... Read full review


User Review  - Kirkus

A clever picaresque from Maalouf (In the Name of Identity, 2001, etc.) takes us from the Middle East across all of Europe in search of an enchanted book.In 1665, much of the Christian world became ... Read full review

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