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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
Katamonandthe OneRoom Flat
The MinisterinCharge 5 First Dayin East Jerusalem
Kabi andSandra 7 Vie krikhtmen arois? 8 Restoring Normality 9 Facing theOlder Brother 10 Internal Disputes 11 From Paris toalQuds Yasmine 12 ...
Ghadir Stream and Light
YasmineNasser andMe
Two Orgasms 18 Soft Words 19 Morning with Yasmine 20 The Art of Haggling 21 Picnic with Michelle 22 Out of Prison 23 Two Authorities 24 Th...
What isthere here forus? 26 Thirty Liraanda Special People 27 Their Clocks andOurs 28 Father and Senator Antoine
Fathers and Sonsin 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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