The Mandelbaum Gate

A Novel
Author(s): Muriel Spark
Original Publish Date: Aug 24, 2009
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Product Number: Z100097252
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483053967
Narrator/s: Frederick Davidson
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The Mandelbaum Gate divides the conflict-torn realm of Jerusalem, separating Israel from Jordan. Barbara Vaughan, a stubborn young Englishwoman and half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing the divide in order to rendezvous with her fiance, in spite of the very real danger. Not even the threat of bodily harm and fearful admonishments of staid British diplomat Freddy Hamilton can dissuade Barbara from her ill-timed pilgrimage. Her quest sets off a series of bizarre situations and adventures, set against the backdrop of the Eichmann trial of 1961. In The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Spark has created a many-faceted novel, both comic and serious, enriched by a wealth of information.

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Author(s): Muriel Spark
Product Number EB00053347
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781453245057

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"An insistent Englishwoman, a half-Jewish covert to Catholicism, crosses from Israeli-held to Jordanian-held Jerusalem. The backdrop is the Eichmann trial of 1961. So begins a series of bizarre, sometimes comic events. By limiting himself to a single English and a single Arab accent, the narrator fails to provide this dialogue-rich text with adequate texture. He dus achieve successful transitions through deliberate pauses and changes of voice. Thus, we're able to follow the many tangents the author uses to enrich the story and our listening pleasure. J.K.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"