The Village Gates Are Closed
A group of free spirited young men and women were lucky enough to experience paradise on earth. The book presents vignettes of adventure in the daily lives of the fishermen and scuba divers. A life of sun, sand and sea, away from money worries and the pressure of structured society. Instead, this life was guided by impulses, acceptance, youth and a lot of hormones. This humorous and sometimes touching story tells of the Israelis, Bedouins and foreigners in the Sinai Desert during the heady years from 1971 to 1982, when the Sinai was then evacuated and returned to the Egyptians. Danny Endlich wrote The Village Gates are closed to capture the stories which floated about for 30 years amongst the community of these Sinai people, now dispersed around the world. A spoonful of that taste is captured in this new book. The author tells these stories from the point of view of the twenty-something Israeli man he used to be, writing in English, although it is not his native tongue.
- Electronic book text
- 13 Mar 2013
- Morrisville, NC, United States