People of the Book Characters

Geraldine Brooks
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Hanna

Hanna Heath is a 30-year old Australian historical conservator hired to conserve the Sarajevo Haggadah. Hanna is a philosophical conservationist, preferring to conserve the historical documents and books she encounters as a respect to the history not only of their contents, but their history as well. The Haggadah is no such exception. Despite her reverence for history, Hanna ironically believes that simplest explanations are usually true.

Hanna comes to have a sexual relationship with Karaman as she conserves the Haggadah, then travels the world to pursue answers to the clues she has uncovered in her work. Just before the Haggadah is to be displayed to the public, Hanna notices the real Haggadah has been replaced by a fake. She is told by Karaman and her mentor, Heinrich, that this is nonsense – but is proven to be correct six years later. When Hanna helps Karaman secretly return the real...

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