by Rachel Furst

After a Driven Leaf

A feminist Hosea

Sixty years after the untimely death of Milton Steinberg, scholars have collaborated to publish an incomplete and previously unknown novel by the legendary author of As a Driven Leaf (1939).The newly released novel, The Prophet’s Wife (Behrman House, $24.95), is the story of Hosea and his wayward wife Gomer, a tale of love and betrayal that provides a compelling backdrop to one of the most unsettling biblical texts, with a surprising feminist twist.

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