Professor Yohanan Rivlin has two obsessions, the first and most ambitious, is to understand the Arab mind - no mean feat in itself though perhaps made easier by the fact that he lives and works with Israeli Arabs.
The second - and more personal, though equally hard to grasp - is to understand the failure of his elder son's marriage. Rivlin's two quests lead him to extraordinary - and at times highly entertaining - encounters with very disparate people, where the personal becomes intertwined with the political, as he searches out the truth both in politics and life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/11/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781870015868