Martyrs Crossing

Martyrs Crossing SOPHISTICATED AND SUSPENSEFUL TAUTLY WRITTEN Wilentz Knows The World She Writes About Very Well, And Her Descriptions Have A Solid Specificity That Lends Authority To Her FictionThe New York Times Book Review At A Closed Israeli Checkpoint, Marina, A Palestinian Mother, Clutches Her Ailing Boy, Desperate For Access To Jerusalem And Its Doctors When A Young Israeli Soldier Waits Too Long Before Deciding To Disobey Orders, A Martyr Is Born Thus Begins A Graceful, Painful, Illuminating Novel Of The Middle East Wilentz S Prose Tugs At The Reader The Characters Are Magnetic This Is A Very Human Tale Of Regrets, Revenge, And The Elusive Nature Of AbsolutionEntertainment Weekly SO PRECISE, SO STARTLING, SO UNFORGETTABLE These Characters Are All Pawns Of History And Politics, But Wilentz Makes Them LiveLos Angeles Times MAGNIFICENT Wilentz Writes With A Prose Style Reminiscent Of The New Yorker S Highest Ambitions Crystalline, Pure, Faultlessly Communicative Like The Best Documentaries, Martyrs Crossing Allows Us Unprecedented Access To A Little Understood And Often Misrepresented Part Of The WorldChicago Tribune A BRILLIANTLY RESEARCHED MEDIDATION ON THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST Martyr S Crossing Matches Damascus Gate In The Quality Of Research And The Mass Of Intriguing Characters And Yet It Remains A Lean ThrillerThe New York Observer 2001 311 pages It took the author three years to write this book, her first novel It is a book about the crisis in the Middle East, really between Palestinians and Israelis It is a political book in one sense but really a very human tale of regrets, revenge, and the elusive nature of absolution The characters are all well developed and her writing is very sophisticated She was the editor of The Nation and truly has an understanding of the situation, and presents these characters in her b 2001 311 pages It took the author three years to write this book, her first novel It is a book about the crisis in the Middle East, really between Palestinians and Israelis It is a political book in one sense but really a very human tale of regrets, revenge, and the elusive nature of absolution The characters are all well developed and her writing is very sophisticated She was the
I received this book from Goodreads for my honest review This was a difficult story to process It involves an incident at a checkpoint crossing where a Palestinian boy dies due to delay in allowing him and his Palestinian American mother to get medical help in Israel The story is told through multiple viewpoints and there are no victors here The tragic consequences are felt by all the mother who is torn between her life with her imprisoned husband there and her father who lives stateside, I received this book from Goodreads for my honest review This was a difficult story to process It involves an incident at a checkpoint crossing where a Palestinian boy dies due to delay in allowing him and his Palestinian American mother to get medical help in Israel The story is told through multiple viewpoints and there are no victors here The tragic consequences are felt by all the mother who is t
Desperately sad Evenso because it s real Yes, it s a novel and the characters are imagined, but what happens to them happens to Israelis and Palestinians every day And Amy Wilentz knows what she s writing about she
FANTASTiCFrom Publishers WeeklyA former Jerusalem correspondent for the New Yorker and 1990 National Book Critics Circle nonfiction nominee, Wilentz supplements a natural storyteller s eye for character with a reporter s grasp of swirling political detail in this complex, haunting debut novel At a checkpoint in Jerusalem, a beautiful young Palestinian woman begs an Israeli soldier for permission to cross over in order to get her two year old son to the hospital The soldier, Lt Ari Doron, fr FANTASTiCFrom Publishers WeeklyA former Jerusalem correspondent for the New Y
Martyr s Crossing is a well crafted political novel about our common humanity and what political violence does to individuals The book s characters are not predictable stereotypes, but rather flesh and blood.Wilentz s political insights are right on Here s the Palestinian American grandfather of the toddler who dies at the beginning of the novel, musing on how events can be manipulated You find something, something good, something that really sparks the people because it comes from deep down Martyr s Crossing is a well crafted political novel about our common humanity and what political violence does to individuals The book s characters are not predictable stereotypes, but rather flesh and blood.Wilentz s political insights are right on Here s the Palestinian American grandfather of the toddler who dies at the beginning of the novel, musing on how events can be manipulated You find something, something good, something that really sparks the people because it comes from deep down, and you pump it Something like the torture of a prisoner, the assassination of a poet the murder of a child He remembered Ahm
I read this a while ago, so here s a a plot overview from thesite Definitely worth it.A former Jerusalem correspondent for the New Yorker and 1990 National Book Critics Circle nonfiction nominee, Wilentz supplements a natural storyteller s eye for character with a reporter s grasp of swirling political detail in this complex, haunting debut novel At a checkpoint in Jerusalem, a beautiful young Palestinian woman begs an Israeli soldier for permission to cross over in order to get her I read this a while ago, so here s a a plot overview from thesite Definitely worth it.A former Jerusalem correspondent for the New Yorker and 1990 National Book Critics Circle nonfiction nominee, Wilentz supplements a natural storyteller s eye for character with a reporter s grasp of swirling political detail in this complex, haunting debut novel At a checkpoint in Jerusalem, a beautiful young Palestinian woman begs an Israeli soldier for permission to cross over in order to get her two year old son to the hospital The soldier, Lt Ari Doron, frantically telephones headquarters, but is rebuffed by an anonymous commander the woman is Marina Raad Hajimi, wife of jailed Hamas terrorist Hassan Hajimi, and therefore presumptively barred from Israel during a border closure Within minutes, the child dies, devastating family m
Martyr s Crossing was just not my book The relative popularity of the novel strikes me as victory of marketing rather that a reflection of its merits True, a summary of the central events of the book sound captivating set against the perennial headline grabbing backdrop of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Martyr s Crossing expounds upon the broad reaching consequences of the death of a Palestinian child at an Israeli checkpoint All the ingredients of a bestselling novel are here the ripple Martyr s Crossing was just not my book The relative popularity of the novel strikes me as victory of marketing rather that a reflection of its merits True, a summary of the central events of the book sound captivating set against
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Martyrs Crossing begins at an Israeli checkpoint in Jerusalem A Palestinian mother seeking medical care for her toddler son is refused entry because her husband has been jailed by the Israelis The baby dies, and all parties try to use the death for their own purposes Amy Wilentz s novel pits Palestinians against I
A story rich in human emotion set in contemporary Ramallah Jerusalem A Palestinian American who returned to Palestine to marry a Hamas activist watches her son die at a checkpoint as she waits to get clearance to get through to take him to a hospital in Jerusalem The story of the political emotional fallout of that tragic event is told from the viewpoint of the mother, her father a cardiac specialist at Harvard who s also an activist on behalf of Palestinian rights , the sol A story rich in human emotion set in contemporary Ramallah Jerusalem A Palestinian American who returned to Palestine to marry a Hamas activist watches her son die at a checkpoint as she waits to get clearance to get through to take him to a hospital
This is a political story with a human touch A young Palestinian American woman raised in Cambridge returns to her homeland to marry a Hamas activist, while her academic father watches from the safety of Harvard University with a mixture of pride, guilt and horror as her life spins out of control Marina s husband is incarcerated in Israel for involvement in a terrorist plot and their toddler dies a needless death while awaiting checkpoint authorization to cross the border to access urgent medi This is a political story with a human touch A young Palestinian American woman raised in Cambridge returns to her homeland to marry a Hamas activist, while her academic father watches from the safety of Harvard University with a mixture of pride, guilt and horror as her life spins out of control Marina s husband is

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  • Paperback
  • 330 pages
  • Martyrs Crossing
  • Amy Wilentz
  • English
  • 20 April 2017
  • 0345449835