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A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. From one of Israel’s most acclaimed novelists.
When Liat meets Hilmi in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi.
Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Rabinyan’s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains—and delights—of a forbidden relationship, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind and divide us.
An RSVP is necessary as we have to cap our numbers in order to continue meeting in the warmth and intimacy of members’ homes. Space fills up quickly, and names are taken on a first come basis. Sign up even if you haven’t finished reading the book, or haven’t read it at all! We promise an interesting evening either way.
Location will be provided upon confirmation of RSVP: djcReadingCircle@gmail.com
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $10
Take a look at the 2017-2018 flyer to see all upcoming Reading Circle dates and the book list for the upcoming season. **Note: session date change in May to May 23.