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The Resource Sadness is a white bird, Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Sadness is a white bird, Moriel Rothman-Zecher

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Sadness is a white bird
Title
Sadness is a white bird
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Moriel Rothman-Zecher
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this lyrical and searing debut novel written by a rising literary star and MacDowell Fellow, a young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country. Four days after his nineteenth birthday, Jonathan is sitting in a military jail in Israel. Languishing in the dark cell, he recalls the series of events that led him to this point. It all began when he returned to Israel after being raised and educated in Pennsylvania. He knows that he will soon be drafted as a soldier. He will be called upon to preserve and defend the Jewish state, which includes monitoring the Palestinian territories within its borders but he is conflicted. With an intense drive to know more about the plight of the displaced and occupied Palestinians, he encounters Laith and Nimreen -- the twin daughter and son of his mother's friend. From that summer afternoon on, the three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses en route to new discoveries, laughing uncontrollably. They share joints on the beach, trade private cultural treasures, intimate secrets, resentments, hopes, and dreams, revealing the deepest parts of themselves to each other. But with his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage while also feeling love for those outside of your own tribal family. And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever. Unflinching, important, and timely, Sadness Is a White Bird looks into the heart of what occupation and freedom really mean, exploring how one man attempts to find a place for himself, and discovers a beautiful, cross-cultural, against-the-odds love, the kind of love which we can hold up as an ideal in the midst of what seems like an implacable and never-ending conflict"--
  • It began when Jonathan returned to Israel after being raised and educated in Pennsylvania. He will soon be drafted as a soldier, but he is conflicted. With an intense drive to know more about the plight of the displaced and occupied Palestinians, he encounters Laith and Nimreen -- twin daughter and son of his mother's friend. The three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses en route to new discoveries, sharing joints on the beach, revealing the deepest parts of themselves to each other. What does it mean to be proud of your heritage while also feeling love for those outside of your own tribal family? And now Jonathan is languishing in a military jail in Israel, recalling events that led to this point
Summary
A young Israeli reflects on the circumstances and choices that led to his imprisonment, a downward spiral involving his friendship with two Palestinian twins, his deeply ingrained loyalties to his family and his service in the Israeli army
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Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619968
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DLC
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Rothman-Zecher, Moriel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adult
Label
Sadness is a white bird, Moriel Rothman-Zecher
Link
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=1501176269&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=8bb4e6d8f04ad9f9b3821efa510bfa5a801359ce2ed4c4440030863e0fee57e0&ectype=MOREINFO
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062269531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781501176265
Lccn
2017024243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963749
Label
Sadness is a white bird, Moriel Rothman-Zecher
Link
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=1501176269&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=8bb4e6d8f04ad9f9b3821efa510bfa5a801359ce2ed4c4440030863e0fee57e0&ectype=MOREINFO
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000062269531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781501176265
Lccn
2017024243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963749

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