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The Resource All the rivers : a novel, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen

All the rivers : a novel, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen

Label
All the rivers : a novel
Title
All the rivers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen
Title variation
Borderlife
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel's most acclaimed novelists. When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel's Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan's remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains -- and delights -- of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. "The land is the same land," Hilmi reminds Liat. "In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea."--
Member of
Summary
A chance encounter between a hot-blooded Israeli woman and a sweet-but-pensive Palestinian leads to a passionate relationship that leaves them torn between their love and their disapproving family's respective duties
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557183
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabinyan, Dorit
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ5054.R257
LC item number
G3313 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Jessica
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Israelis
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
All the rivers : a novel, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Hebrew as Gader ḥayah (Tel Aviv : ʻAm ʻoved, 2014)
  • Originally published in Hebrew in Israel as Borderlife by Am Oved, Tel Aviv, in 2014
  • This translation originally published in the United Kingdom by Serpent's Tail, an imprint of Profile Books, London, in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780375508295
Lccn
2016042575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953597824
Label
All the rivers : a novel, Dorit Rabinyan ; translated by Jessica Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Hebrew as Gader ḥayah (Tel Aviv : ʻAm ʻoved, 2014)
  • Originally published in Hebrew in Israel as Borderlife by Am Oved, Tel Aviv, in 2014
  • This translation originally published in the United Kingdom by Serpent's Tail, an imprint of Profile Books, London, in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780375508295
Lccn
2016042575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953597824

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