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Penguin Adult, Apr 5, 2007 - Fiction - 277 pages
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By the age of 32, Ronit has left London and transformed her life. She has become a cigarette-smoking, wise-cracking, New York career woman, who is in love with a married man.But when Ronit s father dies she is called back into the very different world of her childhood, a world she thought she had left far behind. The orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon, north London is outraged by Ronit and her provocative ways. But Ronit is shocked too by the confrontation with her past. And when she meets up with her childhood girlfriend Esti, she is forced to think again about what she has left behind.

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User Review  - CBJames - LibraryThing

I didn't really like Naomi Alderman's novel, Disobedience. I found it kind of annoying. But it has stayed with me for some time, near the surface, too. Maybe I don't like it because it hits oddly ... Read full review

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User Review  - zeborah - LibraryThing

A novel about two women, raised as Orthodox Jews and once girlhood lovers, now (since one married the other's cousin) struggling respectively with being a lesbian and with being an Orthodox Jew ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Date- 2013-08-06

Naomi A. Alderman's first novel, Disobedience, was published in 2006 in ten languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstone's 25 Writers for the Future. Her second novel, The Lessons, was published in April 2010. Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex Cityand writes a weekly games column for the Guardian.

Naomi Alderman was born in 1974 and was brought up in the Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon, London, where she now lives. She is a graduate of the UEA creative writing course and has published short fiction in a number of anthologies. Disobedienceis her first novel

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