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Sadness Is a White Bird

by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

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Sadness Is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2018, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 12, 2019, 256 pages

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Passion, poetry and politics come to a head in this lyrical coming-of-age tale concerning a young Israeli soldier and his twin Palestinian soulmates.

Days after his 19th birthday, narrator Jonathan is detained in an Israeli army jail cell from where he begins reciting an internal epistle to his friend, Laith. By summoning piecemeal memories from his life, Jonathan desperately tries to sort through the events that led to his incarceration—as much an attempt at personal understanding as an explanation and confession to his beloved friend.

Thus, we learn how two years prior, Jonathan's family returned to their homeland of Israel after having lived in the US for several years. Due to a childhood that was heavily informed by his proud Zionist grandfather who fought for the establishment of the Jewish statehood after World War II, Jonathan sees his homecoming as a chance to fully embrace his cultural heritage. But as Jonathan eagerly awaits mandatory military service, which he believes will further imbue him with a sense of ...

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