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The Attack

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The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
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Ammine, a surgeon in a Jerusalem hospital, struggles to cope with the mangled bodies of victims of a suicide bombing in a downtown Jerusalem pizza restaurant. He is harassed, well-meaning, utterly dedicated and professional and a naturalised Israeli Arab. hen the police pin responsibility the suicide attack on Ammine's wife, he is at first baffled, disbelieving and angry. But his feelings turn to confusion and sorrow when he discovers his wife was indeed behind the attack, as he travels to Nazareth and Gaza, attempting to discover who could have convinced his wife to do such a thing, and why she might have done so. His life, he discovers, is a lie- not only the lie told to him for several years by his wife a naturalised Arab who slowly became political but also the lie he has been telling himself, that his place as an Arab in Israeli society is normal- that the intifada is an abberation, that he educated, civilised, cosmopolitan, with a beautiful house and Jewish friends who come to dinner is the future of Arabs in Israel. The result is an inexorable tragedy, the destruction of a good man who does not understand and does not wish to understand the struggles beneath the

Author Biography

Yasmina Khadra is the nom de plume of the Algerian army officer, Mohammed Moulessehoul, who took a female pseudonym to avoid submitting his manuscripts for approval by the army. He is the author of four other books published in English, including the acclaimed bestseller Swallows of Kabul. He lives in France.
Release date NZ
June 7th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
272
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9780099499275
Product ID
1688155

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