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The Resource The sound of our steps, Ronit Matalon ; translated by Dalya Bilu

The sound of our steps, Ronit Matalon ; translated by Dalya Bilu

Label
The sound of our steps
Title
The sound of our steps
Statement of responsibility
Ronit Matalon ; translated by Dalya Bilu
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
In the beginning there was Lucette, who is the mother to three children--Sammy, a gentle giant, almost blind, but a genius with locks; Corinne, a flighty beauty who cannot keep a job; and 'the child', an afterthought, who strives to make sense of her fractured Egyptian-Jewish immigrant family. Lucette's children would like a kinder, warmer home, but what they have is a government-issued concrete box, out in the thorns and sand on the outskirts of Tel Aviv; and their mother, hard-worn and hardscrabble, who cleans homes by night and makes school lunches by day. Lucette quarrels with everybody, speaks only Arabic and French, is scared only of snakes, and is as likely to lock her children out as to take in a stray dog. The child recounts her years in Lucette's house, where Israel's wars do not intrude and hold no interest. She puzzles at the mysteries of her home, why her father, a bitter revolutionary, makes only rare appearances. And why her mother rebuffs the kind rabbi whose home she cleans in his desire to adopt her. Always watching, the child comes to fill the holes with conjecture and story. In a masterful accumulation of short, dense scenes, by turns sensual, violent, and darkly humorous, 'The sound of our steps' questions the virtue of a family bound only by necessity, and suggests that displacement may not lead to a better life, but perhaps to art
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10433715
Cataloging source
DLC
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Matalon, Ronit
Dewey number
892.43/6
Index
no index present
Language note
Originally published in Israel in 2008 by Am Oved, Tel Aviv entitled Kol tseadenu'
LC call number
PJ5054.M3274
LC item number
K6513 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Bilu, Dalya
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True
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  • Matalon, Ronit
  • Families
  • Jewish families
  • Tel Aviv (Israel)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sound of our steps, Ronit Matalon ; translated by Dalya Bilu
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/601/9780805091601/image/lgcover.9780805091601.jpg
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053856299
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780805091601
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)630496866
Label
The sound of our steps, Ronit Matalon ; translated by Dalya Bilu
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/601/9780805091601/image/lgcover.9780805091601.jpg
Publication
Copyright
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
000053856299
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780805091601
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)630496866

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