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The People of Forever are not Afraid

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction

Yael, Avishag and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty village in Israel. They attend high school, gossip about boys, and try to find ways to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. Then at eighteen they are conscripted into the army.

Yael trains marksmen, Avishag stands guard watching refugees throw themselves at barbed-wire fences and Lea, posted at a checkpoint, imagines the stories behind the familiar faces that pass by her day after day. All of them live in that single intense second before danger erupts, all of them trying to survive however they can…

Shortlisted for The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

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"A searing novel"
Portrait
Shani Boianjiu
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More full of life than any young writer I've come across in a long time. -- Nicole Krauss, Author Of The History Of Love Reads like it was written in bullets, tear gas, road flares and love. I demand another book from her, immediately. -- Alexander Chee, Author Of Edinburgh Unique and piercing... Reading it feels like having your heart sawn in two. -- Etgar Keret, Author Of Suddenly, A Knock On The Door The focus of Boianjiu's book isn't those horrible events: it is the tension that exists just outside the line of fire, the moment before a crisis erupts. Boianjiu's best writing happens as the book progresses, when the teens let their minds wander into what they have experienced, and imagine an apocalyptic future for their country -- Sheera Frenkel The Times Remarkable.Part of this impressive book's power is that it manages to re-create and rupture that numbness, war's tedium and the damage it does to memory, intimacy, thought and affection. At a time when so many of America's best writers seem to be in retreat from realism, championing a return to genre fiction (zombies and ghosts, comic-book characters and thrillers), Boianjiu's bracing honesty is tonic. It's a tribute to Boianjiu's artistry and humanity that she portrays those on both sides of the barbed wire as loved and feared. The People of Forever Are Not Afraid is a fierce and beautiful portrait of the damage done by war The Washington Post
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Seitenzahl 320 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 07.02.2013
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781448139637
Verlag Random House UK
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