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Edges: O Israel, O Palestine

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Edges: O Israel, O Palestine

Edges, was selected and edited by Grace Paley for Glad Day Books. Set in a pre-1967 Israel/Palestine Edges takes the reader to an Israel before high walls formed a border, when, instead, metal wires hung "like hosiery lines" across the land.  Liana Barish is fourteen years old when the suicide of her American father forces her mother, mourning, in despair back to her family--to Jerusalem where she grew up. For Liana it is the place where the powerful interdependence of mother and daughter--physical and spiritual--ends. It is the place of her sexual awakening. Characters are drawn from Israel’s long-forgotten past, members of the 1940’s Haganah and Jewish underground who find themselves displaced amidst the chaotic and complex tensions of an Israel just beginning to modernize and expand

Edges: O Israel, O Palestine
by Leora Skolkin-Smith

  • Publication Date: May 1, 2005
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Glad Day Books
  • ISBN-10: 1930180144
  • ISBN-13: 9781930180147