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A shocking discovery in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity proves to be a curious keystone in the author's quest to piece together his identity in one of the most broken parts of the world. Exploring at least five centuries and traveling between four continents, traditions, and taboos, all while applying journalistic rigor and heartfelt charm to a string of mysteries and revelations, the author finds family and connection in the chaos of his - and history's - tangled strangeness.
Richard Morgan has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, ESPN, Out, Playboy, and others. He lives in New York.