Title: The Meleke Stone
Author: Olga Swan
Series: Standalone Title
Genre: Fiction, Historical
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 29 2021
A meleke stone from the ancient plains of the Dead Sea is passed down by generations of females through four thousand years.
In 2019 Sami, the son of Egyptian immigrants in Toulouse, is traumatized by the family’s hardships in France and plots revenge.
Menes, Sami’s father from Cairo, had emigrated to France in search of peace. An unlikely friendship forms with Holocaust-survivor Moshe, each recognizing their past struggles.
Suddenly, a terrorist bomb explodes in a Toulouse synagogue. Moshe asks his son Simon to produce a film showing the true history of his people from the time of Sodom and Gomorrah.
What will happen to Moshe’s and Menes’ special relationship when an intrepid French detective’s efforts to find the terrorist reveal the horrifying truth?
In a soul-searching conclusion in Jerusalem, having no female descendant to whom to give the meleke stone, there’s only one thing that Simon can do to maintain the survival of his people for all eternity.
…..are you ready for the four thousand year journey of the meleke stone?”
For many years Olga lived in France, where she wrote her best-selling Pensioners in Paradis and Vichyssoise. B.A. Hons. (Open) in the Humanities, specializing in English language and literature.