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City of a Thousand Gates

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A novel of great humanity, compassion, and astonishing immediacy, this inventive and unique debut captures the emotional reality of contemporary life in the West Bank and the irreconcilable Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a collage of narrative voices and different viewpoints centered on a particular set of events.

Brave and bold, this gorgeously written novel introduc
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by Harper
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Crystal
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
A new interpretation of the movie “Crash.” A story that examines both sides of war. Looking into the Israel/Palestine dispute from all sides and explaining how each side lives and thinks. For me, there were too many characters and backstories to keep up with.
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Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
"City of a Thousand Gates" by Rebecca Sacks is a novel about the lives of several Israeli and Palestinian people and how they intersect. While there are many facts and opinions about the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, and I'm sure there will be many opinions about this book, but I appreciated how "City of a Thousand Gates" includes characters from both sides of the conflict. I did not think that Sacks whitewashed the dialogue of either the Israeli or Palestinian characters, ...more
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