A new novel by a living classic of Israeli literature, written at the turn of the millennia, invites you to distant wanderings, both in time - the end of the millennium, 999 years, and in space - in a remote and wild Europe, with trepidation expecting the second coming of the Redeemer. Prosperous Jewish merchant from Tangiers in the company of two wives, companions and Muslim scholar Rabbi sent to the ocean voyage to the mouth of the Seine, and then - in Paris and the Rhine valley. His goal - reconciliation with his nephew and partner, whose new wife, a young widow of Worms, did not agree to tolerate polygamy North African cousin. Wandering this leads to confusion, confusion and turns in this carnival, which is no longer distinguish between those pardoned. In the characteristic of AB Yehoshua style, which critics call "antipotokom consciousness", referring to the memory of thousands of years, he explores the nature of duality - and seeks to dialogue. All divided into two and consists of two things - men and women, past and future, East and West, the sacred and vile in its opposition but complement each other. Dual even the duality - each man is feminine, as in every woman - male, external dichotomy echoes the duality of the soul, and the key to the story are two wives of the hero. "... Would anyone think about us, a thousand years later? Remain there still, and then that old s human soul, in moist sheltered bosom of which succeed each other volatile shadow of our deeds and dreams? Will it then, a thousand years later, too, feel the need or desire to go back a thousand years ago and looking at us, like you, my dear, is now looking at their heroes? "AB Yehoshua.