The House of Rajani - Alon Hilu Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099535998 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Alon Hilu / 288 pages / Book published 2011-01-06 by Vintage
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The year is 1895, Jaffa. Salah Rajani, a troubled Muslim boy livi ...
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This novel is set in Jaffa, Palestine in 1895-96. The narrative alternates between the two main characters, both telling their stories in the first person. Luminsky and his wife travel from Europe to Jaffa to start a new life there. Luminsky has studied agronomy in preparation for his new life, and he and his wife have both been involved in the Zionist movement promoting an ideal of the Jewish people returning to their homeland. He is looking forward to putting his studies to good use, but is soon disappointed when he arrives by both the quality of the land occupied by Jewish colonists and their work ethic. Far from the ideal of self-sufficiency, they are ... Read the complete review
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