Redemption (Fast novel)

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Book cover for the hardcover first edition of the novel
Author Howard Fast
Country United States
Language English
Genre Romance, Legal drama novel
Publisher Harcourt Brace & Company
Publication date
July 1999
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 288 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 0-15-100455-2 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 39728002
813/.52 21
LC Class PS3511.A784 R44 1999

Redemption is a 1999 novel written by Jewish writer Howard Fast, who wrote the novel Spartacus in the 1950s. Redemption is both a romance, a legal drama,[1] and Fast's first suspense novel,[2][3] depicting Ike Goldman, an old professor emeritus falling in love with a woman named Elizabeth, who is later accused of her ex-husband's murder.[4][5] The novel is published by Harcourt Brace & Company.[6]


  1. ^ Harris, Michael (29 June 1999). "New Twist for a Master Storyteller". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Hoyle, John Christian (12 August 1999). "There is a caring heart on Gotham's mean streets". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 10 May 2018.   – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  3. ^ Greenya, John (8 August 1999). "Thrillers". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 May 2018.   – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  4. ^ Sorin, G. (2012). Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane. The Modern Jewish Experience. Indiana University Press. p. 398. ISBN 978-0-253-00732-2. Retrieved 10 May 2018. Fast's protagonists in Redemption (1999) were drawn directly from his own recent experience. Ike Goldman, a widower and retired university professor, is like Fast a leftist veteran of earlier political wars; and Elizabeth (Liz) Hopper, thirty years Ike's junior, is like Mimi a depressed and abused former wife, who though a deeply religious, conventraised Catholic, contemplates suicide. Liz is talked out of jumping off a bridge by Ike, and both are “redeemed” by their new love. The novel, one ... 
  5. ^ Watson, T. (2005). Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Contemporary Authors New Revision. Cengage Gale. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-7876-7894-4. Retrieved 10 May 2018. Driving through New York City one night, he sees a woman, Elizabeth, about to jump from a bridge. He talks Elizabeth out of her desperate act and, in the weeks that follow, finds himself falling in love with her. The two are planning to wed, when Elizabeth's ex-husband is found dead in suspicious circumstances, making her a suspect. Goldman does all he can to aid in her defense, but as the evidence against her mounts, his own doubts about her innocence increase. "The story moves ... 
  6. ^ Gale Research Company (1999). Something about the Author. Gale Research. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7876-3216-8. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 

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