San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 -- Deborah's father dreamed that his daughter would one day become a prophet of the God of the Israelites. But the social and religious mores of her time dictated that a woman must marry—even against her will—and obey her husband. When Deborah is forced into an engagement with the violent son of her local judge, the young Hebrew woman rebels, determined to forge a path of her own.
Captivated by the notion of escaping the arranged marriage and fulfilling her father's dream, Deborah embarks upon an epic journey across the desert to find a mysterious elixirist, one rumored to be blessed with the gift of turning women into men. It is a journey that proves increasingly perilous—filled with wild beasts, lustful men, unscrupulous priests, and warring tribesmen. Yet Deborah discovers that she is not alone; an unlikely coterie of lepers, slaves, Moabite traders, and even a dead tiger come to her aid and defense along the way.
Part traditional biblical novel, part adventure, part visionary fiction, Deborah Rising (September 27, 2016; E-Book; ISBN 9780062563552) is a captivating tale about the early life of one of the most famous figures from the Old Testament—a woman of courage and spirit whose battle to overcome discrimination, sexism, and paternalism speaks to the lives of women today.
About the Author
Avraham Azrieli is the author of nine fiction and nonfiction works. A member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thrillers Writers Association, the Historical Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, the Authors Guild, and other professional societies, his work has been reviewed by numerous outlets including The US Review of Books, NY Daily News, The Jewish Journal, San Francisco Book Review, and more. He lives in Maryland. For more information, please visit http://www.azrielibooks.com.
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