House of Windows

House of Windows : Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood

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Living in Israel for the past eight years, Adina Hoffman observed the nuances of life in a divided city. By focusing on the day-to-day rhythms of her close-knit neighborhood -- a sort of urban village located on the seam between the western (Jewish) and eastern (Arab) sides of Jerusalem -- Hoffman offers a rich, precise, and refreshingly honest portrait of a place that is often reduced to generalization and cliche. The narrative consists of intimate portraits: a Moroccan-Jewish grocer, an aging civil servant, a Palestinian gardener, a nosy mother of ten, and others. And its gaze and ambition gradually widen to take in larger questions of identity and exile.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 217 pages
  • 147.32 x 220.98 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Bookwise International
  • Findon, SA, Australia
  • English
  • 1586420011
  • 9781586420017

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