By Dorit Rabinyan,Jessica Cohen
while Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she reveals herself unwillingly interested in him. Charismatic and good-looking, Hilmi is a skilled younger artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation pupil, plans to come back to Israel the subsequent summer time. regardless of understanding that their love could be simply transitority, that it may exist merely clear of their conflicted place of origin, Liat shall we herself be enraptured through Hilmi: through his energetic mind's eye, via his appealing palms and clever eyes, by way of his sweetness and devotion.
jointly they discover town, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. however the unfettered pleasure they wake up in one another can't conquer the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her relatives in Israel and her Jewish neighbors in long island. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat needs to make a decision no matter if she is prepared to chance alienating her relatives, her group, and her feel of self for the affection of 1 man.
Banned from study rooms through Israel’s Ministry of schooling, Dorit Rabinyan’s awesome novel comprises multitudes. A daring portrayal of the strains—and delights—of a forbidden courting, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love tale and a struggle tale, a brand new York tale and a center East tale, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. “The land is similar land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the tip the entire rivers circulate a similar sea.”
Praise for All the Rivers
“Rabinyan’s publication is a kind of Romeo and Juliet, a forbidden love affair among a Jewish lady from Tel Aviv and a Palestinian boy from Hebron. . . . [A] attractive novel.”—The Guardian
“A high-quality, refined, and annoying learn of the ways that public occasions encroach upon the personal lives of these who try and reside and love in peace with one another, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world.”—John Banville, guy Booker Prize–winning writer of The Sea
“I’m with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, now not hate, will shop us. Hatred sows hatred, yet love can holiday down barriers.”—Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
“Astonishing . . . [a] particular and stylish love tale, drawn with the best of lines.”—Amos Oz
“Rabinyan’s writing displays the honesty and modesty of a real artisan.”—Haaretz
“Because the unconventional moves the correct stability among the private and the political, and due to her skill to inform a suspenseful and pleasing tale, we made up our minds to award Dorit Rabinyan’s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.”—From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges’ decision
“[All the Rivers] must be learn like J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison—from a distance with the intention to get close.”—Walla!
“Beautiful and delicate . . . a human story of rapprochement and separation . . . a noteworthy human and literary achievement.”—Makor Rishon
“A beautiful (and heartbreaking) gem, written in a fabulous type, with a wealthy, flowing, colourful and addictive language.”—Motke
“A nice novel of affection and peace.”—La Stampa
“A novel that actually speaks to the heart.”—Corriere della Sera
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