A Palestine Affair

Jonathan Wilson

ISBN 10: 0375422099 / ISBN 13: 9780375422096
Verlag: Pantheon, 2003
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Titel: A Palestine Affair

Verlag: Pantheon

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Hardback in Dust Wrapper.

Zustand:Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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This swift and sensual novel of passion and politics transports us to British Palestine, where the Arabs, the British, and the Jews mingle in a scene of colonial excess and unease. It is 1924, and Mark Bloomberg, a disillusioned London painter, arrives in Jerusalem to take up a propaganda commission. When he and his American wife, Joyce, accidentally witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew near their cottage, they become embroiled in an investigation that will test their marriage and their characters. Joyce, an ardent Zionist, is pulled into an affair with Robert Kirsch, the British policeman investigating the case, while Bloomberg, transfixed by the desert light, attempts to capture on canvas the complex, shifting truths of the region.

Like Kirsch, whose brother was killed in France in 1918, all of the characters here have come to Palestine to escape the grief of the First World War, and are forced to confront their principles and their hearts in the midst of a culture in the throes of painful emergence.

Lushly detailed and compellingly cinematic, A Palestine Affair illuminates a lesser-known aspect of the history of the Middle East as it tells a powerful story in which love proves to be, ultimately, a force as strong as politics.

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“Jonathan Wilson has written an engrossing, complex, and fearless tale of politics, art, murder, sex, and history (personal and global) set in the rough and tumble that was Palestine in 1924.”
–Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent

“How rare to read a novel that moves with the velocity of a thriller and that is, at the same time, so splendidly written that even if there were no plot at all I'd have turned the pages with grateful anticipation. The characters glow with persuasive life, and Wilson exquisitely evokes the land itself as it seethed under British rule -- a place stamped by history but unformed, too; an older world that seems younger because of all the possibility in it. Wilson's story of love and betrayal merges historical, political and private passions to create a beautiful and timeless tale.”
–Jonathan Rosen, author of The Talmud and the Internet

“‘Worth reading? An Englishman might say: 'Rather.’
An American would put it differently: ‘You bet it is!’”
–Saul Bellow

A Palestine Affair evokes, quite tangibly, the days of the Mandate. This is a true and touching act of the imagination. The book's very sexy, a nostalgic and provocative envisioning of that time. I recommend it highly."
–David Mamet

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