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Halban Publishers, Mar 8, 2012 - Fiction - 464 pages
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"I'm an Arab Jew. I listen to classical music in the morning and Arabic music in the evening." Surprisingly for someone so young, Nuri Imari (whose family we encountered in The Dove Flyer), is appointed advisor on Arab affairs to the Israeli government. With little guidance he is asked by his boss to"set up an office in East Jerusalem, sniff around to see what's happening there, meet their effendis, and provide me with your evaluations." Everyone is reeling from the aftermath of the Six Day War. The Palestinians cannot comprehend their losses, whilst the Israelis are waking up to a new political reality - and new responsibilities. Nuri discovers complexities and loyalties he could never have imagined. He tries to steer a humane course but soon finds himself confronting bigotry and hatred on both sides.And then he meets Yasmine, a Palestinian woman recently returned from Paris...

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Title Page Dedication Acknowledgements Epigraph 1 Seventh of June
Just Three Weeks
Katamon and the OneRoom Flat
The Minister in Charge
First Day in East Jerusalem
Kabi and Sandra
Vie krikhtmen arois?
Restoring Normality
Yasmine Nasser and
Two Orgasms
Soft Words
Morning with Yasmine
The Art of Haggling
Picnic with Michelle
Out of Prison
Two Authorities

Facing the Older Brother
Internal Disputes
From Paris to alQuds Yasmine
The First Meeting
An OffthePeg Suit
Kabi in Khorramshahr
Ghadir Stream and Light
The Voice of Israel
What is there here for us?
Thirty Lira and a Special People
Their Clocks and Ours
Father and Senator Antoine
Fathers and Sons in Hebron

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YAEL LOTAN was born near Tel Aviv and has lived in Jamaica, England and the United States. She has been the editor of the cultural journal Ariel, a literary critic, translator and a journalist.

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