The novel by Lyudmila Ulitskaya «Daniel Stein, Translator» is a literary sensation in recent years. Huge circulations (and we are talking about a very complex essay, far from fiction), controversy, and finally, the BIG BOOK prize.
Daniel Stein (the hero has a specific prototype), at the risk of his life (he himself is a Jew), rescues about three hundred ghetto prisoners during World War II. At the end of the war, having been baptized, he becomes a Catholic priest and leaves for Israel, where he continues his service to the people — this is how he understands his mission.
Sharp questions of faith are full-fledged heroes of the narrative, although Lyudmila Ulitskaya has repeatedly said that she “is not a theologian and does not preach, but only talks about a person who is unique in her honesty and courage”.