Ishmael's Oranges, Paperback / softback Book

Ishmael's Oranges Paperback / softback



Shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2016A finalist for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2015It's April 1948, and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family's orange tree; the next he is swept away into a life of exile and rage.

Seeking a new beginning in swinging-'60s London, Salim falls in love with Jude.

The only problem? Jude is Jewish. A captivating story about love and loss, Ishmael's Oranges follows the story of two families spanning the crossroad events of modern times, and of the legacy of hatred their children inherit.




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