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The Resource All the rivers, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen

All the rivers, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen

Label
All the rivers
Title
All the rivers
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Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
"A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel's most acclaimed novelists. When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel's Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan's remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains -- and delights -- of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us."
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Rabinyan, Dorit
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no index present
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fiction
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Cohen, Jessica
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  • Israelis
  • Palestinians
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Jewish-Arab relations
Target audience
adult
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All the rivers, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1864427
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781781257647
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
All the rivers, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1864427
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781781257647
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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