The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
This novel assembles a cast of characters as diverse as Israel itself and brings them into sharp relief with a wonderfully told story that illuminates not only its fictional characters but the state of Israel (in both senses) today. The narrative is told in the first person by each character, whose personal histories reflect the context of Israel's recent history. Brief, poetic, non-narrative introductory sections convey the spiritual dimension of the land and its emotional content for Israel's inhabitants and devotees. A splendid read that stays with you.
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.