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The Liberated Bride

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The Liberated Bride

A novel that stirs us to examine the nature of loyalty, identity, and history itself, The Liberated Bride presents a multitude of sectors in Israeli life, as seen through the eyes of an endearing professor named Yochanan Rivlin. Acclaimed author A. B. Yehoshua begins the journey with a wedding; the bride is one of Rivlin's students, a young Arab woman from a village in the Galilee. From this memorable evening springs a series of storylines that weave together Rivlin's own wife (a venerable judge), his research in Algeria's recent civil war, his son's failed marriage, translations of ancient storytelling, and even the passersby in Rivlin's neighborhood. As a fascinating tapestry emerges from scenes that are by turns deeply serious and highly entertaining, Yehoshua captures the universal desire for truth as well as the legacies of conquest that ripple throughout the world.

The Liberated Bride
by A. B. Yehoshua

  • Publication Date: October 4, 2004
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0156030160
  • ISBN-13: 9780156030168