New Novel from Gracee Paley’s "Glad Day Books"
“Edges: O Israel, O Palestine” by Leora Skolkin-Smith, takes the reader to an Israel in 1963, before high walls formed a border, when, instead, metal wires hung “like hosiery lines” across the land. The novel’s narrator, 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.
“Edges is an elegantly written,quite moving novel that has a lot to say about love, identity, history and the meaning of nationality... well deserving a wide and receptive audience.”
-----Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer-prize winning novelist
EDITED BY GRACE PALEY
A JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL SELECTION FOR 2005
SELECTED FOR THE VIRGINIA BOOK FESTIVAL 2005
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