About the book
'Facinating and Moving' Sunday Times
Venice, 1568 Jessica is sixteen - and trapped. She's tired of the endless rules of the Jewish Ghetto. Tired of her father Shylock's meanness. Now she wants to be free.
Lorenzo is everything Jessica ever wanted - handsome, charming, aristoratic and flattering. Jessica can't help but fall in love. After all, Lorenzo is surely her way into a wonderful new life.
But Lorenzo is a Christian and Jessica is a Jew. And the price of freedom can be desperately high...
'Extraordinarily powerful.' Literary Review
'An eye-opening and empathetic novel, with resonancesfor any society where racism exists and cultures clash. Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times