People of the Book - Saltwater: Tarragona, 1492 (continued) – A White Hair: Seville, 1480 Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Saltwater: Tarragona, 1492 (continued)

While at work, David’s pregnant daughter-in-law, a Christian, comes to ask for his help for her husband, David’s son Reuben, has been arrested during the night while she has been accused of polluting Christian blood by having the baby of a converted Jew. David is angry that his grandson will be raised Christian, and so he shuts the door in the woman’s face. Meanwhile, Reuben faces down the Inquisitors, saying he has converted to Christianity, taking the name Renato del Salvador. Renato is told to confess his heresies, but he does not know what he has done. He is put under torture.

At home, Miriam begs David to go for their son, to help however he can. David says they have no son. David nevertheless goes to see Joseph, who says that...

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