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All the Rivers

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All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan
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Apr 25, 2017 | ISBN 9780375508295
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    Apr 25, 2017 | ISBN 9780375508295

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“Rabinyan’s book is a sort of Romeo and Juliet, a forbidden love affair between a Jewish girl from Tel Aviv and a Palestinian boy from Hebron. . . . [A] beautiful novel.”The Guardian 

“A fine, subtle, and disturbing study of the ways in which public events encroach upon the private lives of those who attempt to live and love in peace with each other, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world.”—John Banville, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea

“I’m with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, not hate, will save us. Hatred sows hatred, but love can break down barriers.”—Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

“Astonishing . . . Even the (asymmetrical) tragedy of the two peoples does not overwhelm this precise and elegant love story, drawn with the finest of lines.”—Amos Oz

“Rabinyan is a generous writer who puts her characters first. . . . Rabinyan’s writing reflects the honesty and modesty of a true artisan.”Haaretz

“Rabinyan juggles cultures, languages, art forms, places, times, and seasons. . . . Because the novel strikes the right balance between the personal and the political, and because of her ability to tell a suspenseful and satisfying story, we decided to award Dorit Rabinyan’s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.”—From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges’ decision

“[All the Rivers] ought to be read like J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison—from a distance in order to get close. We might be born Montague or Capulet, but we can choose not to be part of the tragedy.”Walla!

“Beautiful and sensitive . . . a human tale of rapprochement and separation . . . a noteworthy human and literary achievement.”Makor Rishon 

“A captivating (and heartbreaking) gem, written in a spectacular style, with a rich, flowing, colorful and addictive language.”Motke

Rabinyan’s ability to create a rich realism alongside a firm, clear and convincing flow of emotional fluctuations . . . gives the work a literary momentum and makes the reading both compelling and enjoyable.”Ynet

“A great novel of love and peace.”—La Stampa

“More real and painful than a deep wound . . . a novel that truly speaks to the heart.”—Corriere della Sera

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