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By Michael Endelman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:59 AM EDT
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The Liberated Bride

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  • Book
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In his new novel, renowned Israeli author Yehoshua shelves discussions of Mideast politics for a more emotional reading of Israel’s many divisions, exploring the delicate dance of class, race, and belief through a contemporary comedy of manners that is alternately humorous and deeply melancholy. A neurotic, stubborn, but sympathetic professor of Algerian history searches for the cause of his eldest son’s divorce five years before — a shadowy event that haunts both men. Between the professor’s obsessing and meddling, ”Bride” deftly ties Mideast history, internecine academic battling, Arab-Jewish relations, and marital dysfunction into a moving drama that, typical of the region, offers no simple resolution.

The Liberated Bride

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • A.B. Yehoshua

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