ARGENTINIAN MEGA-BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARCOS AGUINIS TO BE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH BY AMAZONCROSSING
La gesta del marrano, a meticulously researched work of historical fiction, is based on the real life of Francisco Maldonado da Silva, a respected, erudite physician in 17th century South America who refused to renounce his Jewish faith, and prevailed in countless debates against the Inquisitors who jailed him over a span of twelve years. Eventually the Inquisitors realized they could never break his spirit. He was burned at the stake, unrepentant, in the infamous Auto de fe in Lima in 1639. Suspenseful, entertaining, inspiring, and timely, this will be the first work of Argentinian bestselling author Marcos Aguinis to be published in English. First published in 1991, La gesta del marrano sold a million copies in Spanish and was translated into German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Portuguese.