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Description - The People of Forever are not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

Yael, Avishag and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty village in Israel. They attend high school, gossip about boys, and try to find ways to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. Then at eighteen they are conscripted into the army.

Yael trains marksmen, Avishag stands guard watching refugees throw themselves at barbed-wire fences and Lea, posted at a checkpoint, imagines the stories behind the familiar faces that pass by her day after day. All of them live in that single intense second before danger erupts, all of them trying to survive however they can...

Shortlisted for The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099578680
ISBN-10: 0099578689
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shani Boianjiu

Shani Boianjiu was born in 1987 in Jerusalem, and she served in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years. Her fiction has been published in Vice magazine, Zoetrope and the New Yorker. Shani is the youngest recipient ever of the US National Book Foundation s 5 under 35 Award. She lives in Israel. This is her first novel.

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