A Wall of Light by Edeet Ravel

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A powerful and unforgettable story of secrets, family, love, and destiny set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed Ten Thousand Lovers (finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award) and Look for Me, A Wall of Light tells the story of three generations of a Tel Aviv family. Meet Anna, whose passionate letters to a lover she left behind in Russia describe the experiences of Israel's postwar immigrants; her grandson, Noah, who in his diary documents his uncertain sexual identity and his idealism in the face of the tense political climate; and finally, Anna's daughter, Sonya, who takes us through one momentous day in August, a day on which she "kissed a student, pursued a lover, found her father, and left her brother."


About Edeet Ravel

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Edeet Ravel was born on an Israeli kibbutz and completed graduate studies in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the recipient of several writing awards, including the Norma Epstein Award for her poetry. She holds a Ph.D. in Jewish studies from McGill University and has taught creative writing, English literature, Holocaust studies and biblical exegesis. She has one daughter.
Published May 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The last of a trilogy (after Ten Thousand Lovers, 2003, etc.) portrays the emerging character of Israel through the relatively low-key, emotionally limpid diary entries of three characters from different generations.

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