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Ishmael's Oranges
Author: Hajaj Claire

ISBN: 9781780746098
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4
Description:
A provocative novel of the marriage between a Jewish woman and an Arab man and the legacy of hatred their children inevitably inherit

It's April 1948 and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family orange tree with his father; the next he is swept away by 'the great catastrophe' into a life of exile. Meanwhile Jude is growing up in the north of England, a girl from a Jewish family which has survived the Holocaust. When their paths collide in swinging-sixties London and they fall in love, they think they are aware of the many challenges ahead of them, but before long they both face unexpected choices. Can they defy the lessons of their childhoods and build a life together? Or can nothing stop old seeds ripening to bitter fruits?

WC Revisiting its characters as the decades pas, Ishmael's Oranges tells the story of two cultures clashing through the lives of Salim and Jude as the relentless tides of history wash over the many crossroads lands of the Middle East. Spanning three generations, it follows the journeys of those cast adrift by war - as well as by their own ...

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