It is a novel about a man, who came out of Jaffa`s myths, sea and walls. It is the story of leader, Sultan, Janissaries, Harim, servants, seduction, and plots of palaces. Jaffa was the pearl of the Mediterranean and the window of the east to the west, and Yusuf was the pearl of the city. His soul was full of art, mottle, lines, love, and seduction while his body was full of fire, energy and jinn.
A man walks, searching for truth, wisdom and the secret of life, then he moves through places and loaded with stories and adventures, holding Jaffa as an icon of diversity, longing, pain, as well as the savageness of its rules and occupiers.
From a burning love, to a wild one, and from the beauty of psychological harmony to the bitterness of the jinn who lives within. From the creativity of drawing mottling, decorating, gliding, and drawing plants, a burning story that never puts of, and the story of riding the wind of adventures.
Stories came out of other stories, a story after the other.. the tragic story of the noble lady who belonged to the Harim of the Sultan; the women with the golden tooth who is inhabited by demons; the Indian lady with the red bindi. Time, climate, terrains, and endings change; starting from the prophecy of the fortuneteller that made Emmy the Queen of the east, while Mary Rose became the emperor of the West, till the plague that killed Napoleon`s soldiers at the entrance of Acre.
In his last step, Yusuf stopped at meditation, wisdom and eloquence of the message: the message of the east to the west for coexistence, peace, equality, and respecting human dignity. Will the message be delivered?
Will the book of eastern wisdom meet with the blog the illuminating French revolution? Will the gap between one and the other diminish? Or will it get wider till they never meet? Tyrants die, but wisdom and illumination never die.