House of Many Tongues


ISBN: 9780887549601
Author: By Jonathan Garfinkel
Publication Date: 11/04/2012
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 112pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK2736 Categories: , Tag:

Somehow, two families are going to have to live together — if they don’t kill each other first.

Long ago, Israeli General Shimon found an abandoned house and made it his home. Forty years later, the general, along with his imaginative and distant son Alex, live in peaceful solitude. When a Palestinian writer shows up with is daughter and lays claim to the house he left decades ago, an internal house war ensues. The bathroom is seized, a fig tree is destroyed, and the basement becomes a shrine in the resulting chaos. Relenting, both men strike a deal to share the house…

‘attacks the Israeli-Palestinian question through laughs and magic realism’
NOW Magazine

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