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Procedure, the (1998) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In the late-sixteenth century, Rabbi Jehudah Low, in order to guarantee the safety of the Jews in Prague, tries to make a golem with the aid of a third-century Cabalist text. He succeeds, but not exactly in the way he had planned.

Four hundred years later Viktor Werner, a biologist, causes an international uproar when he creates in his laboratory a complex organic clay crystal that can reproduce and which has a metabolism. He has, in effect, manufactured a primitive organism out of inorganic materials. Much of his story is told through the letters he writes, via his estranged wife, to his stillborn daughter, Aurora; after his unsettling discovery, he roams the world from California to Venice, Cairo and Jerusalem, pursued by his own inner and outer demons.

Original title: De procedure
Original languages: Dutch


Genre: FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionBioengineering
FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalJewish

Edition #1: The Procedure

The Procedure (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Paul Vincent
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Manifested in:

The Procedure (September 24, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0142001279
Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.6 x 0.4 in
Pages: 240

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