New Book by Dan Yonah Johnson - Date of Birth Unknown: A Novel

New York, NY – ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to present the latest work by Dan Yonah Johnson - Date of Birth Unknown: A Novel
NEW YORK - Oct. 8, 2021 - PRLog -- Henri Hendrix is an undocumented immigrant in Marion, Ohio where he manages an apartment building for low-income tenants. With help from protectors and by keeping a low profile, Henri has gotten away with being illegal for a very long time. Although he looks forty, Henri is actually very old. He's ancient. Due to an odd genetic disposition, he recovers from injury and illness very quickly, and doesn't age much. Back in the day, he was a notable Jewish religious personality from a dinky town in Galilee. He's lost his wife and daughter in the old, doomed adventure, and ever since he's just tried to live a normal boring life while helping others do the same… Meanwhile, Henri has a new Jewish girlfriend named Molly, and a conflict with a local real estate developer who wants his building. When Henri refuses to sell, the developer reports him to ICE because of the illegal Hispanic tenants in his building. And the chase is on…internationally. Both protectors and haters have their reasons for flushing Henri out. Will he ever appear again to mount his cause? The question is whether that chase shall indeed cause Henri (and Molly) to make a big splash on the world scene, or…is there another…better way? Does authentic life inhere in holding ground or moving on? Who is the better icon for a future humanity?...the landlord or the migrant?

In later years, Dan became a trader in antiquities. He strives to rescue history, whether an old leather-bound book or a well-worn vessel from those who never knew the artifacts' origins and cared even less. He feels he somewhat understands the ancient Qumran scribes who threw up their hands and jarred up their precious essentials, stashing them into caves for future generations. What else can you do in such times?

Title:  Date of Birth Unknown: A Novel
Author:  Dan Yonah Johnson
Publisher: Adelaide Books
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ISBN:  978-1955196239
Price:  $19.60
Page Count:  312 pages
Formats: Paperback

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