Let It Be Morning

Let It Be Morning

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In his debut, Dancing Arabs, Sayed Kashua established himself as one of the most daring voices of the Middle East. In his searing new novel, a young Arab journalist returns to his hometown ? an Arab village within Israel ? where his already vexed sense of belonging is forced to crisis when the village becomes a pawn in the never-ending power struggle that is the Middle East. Hoping to reclaim the simplicity of life among kin, the prodigal son returns home to find that nothing is as he remembers: everything is smaller, the people are petty and provincial. But when Israeli tanks surround the village without warning or explanation, everyone inside is cut off from the outside world. As the situation grows increasingly dire, the village devolves into a Darwinian jungle, where paranoia quickly takes hold and threatens the community's fragile equilibrium.

With the enduring moral and literary power of Camus and Orwell, Let It Be Morning offers an intimate, eye-opening portrait of the conflicted allegiances of the Israeli Arabs, proving once again that Sayed Kashua is a fearless, prophetic observer of a political and human quagmire that offers no easy answers.

A “disturbing and powerfully accomplished novel of conflicting allegiances among Arab Israelis from the acclaimed author of Dancing Arabs (The Guardian).
 
A young Arab journalist returns to his hometown—an Arab village in Israel’s borderland near the West Bank. There, his conflicted sense of belonging is forced into crisis when the village becomes a pawn in the endless power struggle that is the Middle East. Hoping to reclaim the simplicity of life among his kin, the prodigal son returns home to find that nothing is as he remembers: everything is smaller, the people are petty and provincial. But when Israeli tanks surround the village without warning or explanation, everyone inside is cut off from the outside world. As the situation grows increasingly dire, paranoia takes hold and the village community devolves into chaos.
 
In Let It Be Morning, Arab Israeli author Sayed Kashua once again “relates the experience of those caught in the middle, the Arab-Israelis who are citizens but are separated from many of their countrymen by faith and heritage” (School Library Journal).
 
“Kashua . . . writes about the Israeli Arabs’ balancing act with knowledge and passion.” —Publishers Weekly


Publisher: New York : Black Cat
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781555846626
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Shlesinger, Miriam 1947-
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