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.
Authors Den wants to know about their authors, and their authors' work. Here is my reply.
I have a couple of short short stories posted on Authors Den, but what I am particularly eager to promote is my novel, Israela, published by Tate Publishing in 2011. As I write this to you, the Middle East is crashing into chaos. Feuding, murderous, fundamentalist strongholds are carving out their territories, becoming entrenched throughout what we call the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia to the extent that they are changing the map as we know it---and all are against Israel.
What is the reality of Israel--both ancient and modern? What is the country and its complex social structure like? My aim in my novel, Israela, is to take readers behind and beyond the black/white media reporting of this cantankerous region, to the lives and loves of two peoples who are living a biblical curse, and to a family fighting for the "good life," while desperate to find the right path, and increasingly fragmented by war.
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.