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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Would you be willing to try another book from Dorit Rabinyan? Why or why not?
What does Gabra Zackman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Excellent narration albeit some fine-tuning errors with accents.
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A fine etching in a place and time which brings a Palestinian NYC based artist and an Israeli women into a complex relationship of deep love and attraction and stark difference in national identity. Doomed to failure due to the cultural, national and religious schisms a kind of slow motion intensity pervades. Excellently written with some crafting errors creating a few too many metaphorical references and a problematic ending whereby the author (spoiler alert from here onwards), rather that work through the issues and take it to its ultimate problematic end (or rebirth) she kills the hero off thereby exhibiting the exact critique of Israeli society she so scrupulously adheres to.Worth the read and the dissonance it generates far from the comfort zone.
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This is a well written story that takes you along with it until the very end. The writing paints beautiful pictures of New York, Tel Aviv and Ramallah. This is a love story that’s fraught with angst and deep emotion. It captures the humanity in all of us.