Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel - download pdf or read online

By Moriel Rothman-Zecher

ISBN-10: 1501176269

ISBN-13: 9781501176265

ISBN-10: 1684410525

ISBN-13: 9781684410521

“Nuanced, sharp, and wonderfully written, Sadness Is a White chicken manages, with seeming effortlessness, to discover whatever clean and striking and poignant within the vintage coming-of-age, love-triangle narrative, anything starker, extra heartbreaking: anything new.” —Michael Chabon

“Unflinching in its honesty, unyielding in its ethical complexity.” —Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Geraldine Brooks

In this lyrical and searing debut novel written via a emerging literary big name and MacDowell Fellow, a tender guy is getting ready to serve within the Israeli military whereas additionally attempting to reconcile his shut dating to 2 Palestinian siblings together with his deeply ingrained loyalties to kinfolk and country.

The tale starts in an Israeli army prison, where—four days after his 19th birthday—Jonathan stares up on the fluorescent lighting fixtures of his cellphone, and recollects the sequence of occasions that led him there.

Two years previous: relocating again to Israel after numerous years in Pennsylvania, Jonathan is able to struggle to maintain and protect the Jewish kingdom, which his grandfather—a Salonican Jew whose group used to be burnt up through the Nazis—helped determine. yet he's additionally conflicted in regards to the danger of getting to observe the occupied Palestinian territories, a priority that grows deeper and extra pressing while he meets Nimreen and Laith—the dual daughter and son of his mother’s friend.

From that iciness morning on, the 3 develop into inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses towards new discoveries, guffawing uncontrollably. They proportion joints at the seashore, buying and selling snippets of poems, intimate secrets and techniques, kin histories, resentments, and goals. yet along with his draft date quickly forthcoming, Jonathan wrestles with the query of what it skill to be happy with your historical past and constant for your humans, whereas additionally feeling love for these outdoor of your personal tribal kin. after which that fateful day arrives, the person who lands Jonathan in felony and alterations his dating with the twins forever.

Powerful, very important, and well timed, Sadness Is a White chook explores one man’s makes an attempt to discover a spot for himself, studying within the approach a stunning, against-the-odds love that sparkles like a candle within the darkness of a unending conflict.

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