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Description - The Attack by Yasmina Khadra

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099499275
ISBN-10: 0099499274
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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