Redemption (Fast novel)

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]

Book cover for the hardcover first edition of the novel
AuthorHoward Fast
CountryUnited States
GenreRomance, Legal drama novel
PublisherHarcourt Brace & Company
Publication date
July 1999
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages288 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN0-15-100455-2 (first edition, hardback)
813/.52 21
LC ClassPS3511.A784 R44 1999


  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. Archived from the original on 11 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.   via HighBeam (subscription required)
  3. Greenya, John (8 August 1999). "Thrillers". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 11 May 2018. 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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