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A Palestine Affair

Authors: Wilson, Jonathan
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC037000
ISBN: 9780307424488, Related ISBNs: 0307424480, 0375422099, 1400031222, 9780307424488, 9780375422096
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In British-occupied Palestine after World War I, Mark Bloomberg, a beleaguered London painter, and Joyce, his American wife, witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew. Joyce, a non-Jew and ardent Zionist, is drawn into an affair with the British investigating officer, while Mark seeks solace in the exotic colors and contours of the Middle Eastern landscape. Each of the three has come to Palestine to escape grief, and yet—caught in the crosshairs of history—they will all be forced to confront the very issues they hoped to leave behind in this swift and sensuous novel of artful concealment and roiling passions.
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