Apples from the Desert

Selected Stories
Product Number: EB00663605
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781558616448
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Description

Savyon Liebrecht's intense, lyrical, and emotionally complex stories have made her a best-selling writer in her native Israel. Apples From the Desert brings together Liebrecht's most vivid and affecting work and makes it available in English for the first time. With a precision and a subtle ferocity reminiscent of the work of Nadine Gordimer, Liebrecht's stories reveal the impact of larger social and political conflicts within the private worlds of home and family. She depicts the personal tragedies-and the small acts of courage and reconciliation-that grow from the deep-rooted conflict between Arabs and Jews, women and men, and older and younger generations in present-day Israel. These stories create a finely nuanced portrait of contemporary Israel; at the same time, they reach toward truths that know no national boundaries. As Lily Rattok writes in her introduction, "Liebrecht's skill as a writer, combined with her perceptiveness, her compassion, and her deep humanity, create a body of work that is a testament to the healing power of storytelling."

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Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2000

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