The Liberated Bride In his new novel, renowned Israeli author Yehoshua shelves discussions of Mideast politics for a more emotional reading of Israel's many divisions, exploring the delicate… The Liberated Bride In his new novel, renowned Israeli author Yehoshua shelves discussions of Mideast politics for a more emotional reading of Israel's many divisions, exploring the delicate… 2003-11-03 Fiction
Book Review

The Liberated Bride (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 03, 2003; Writer: A.B. Yehoshua; Genre: Fiction

In his new novel, renowned Israeli author Yehoshua shelves discussions of Mideast politics for a more emotional reading of Israel's many divisions, exploring the delicate dance of class, race, and belief through a contemporary comedy of manners that is alternately humorous and deeply melancholy. A neurotic, stubborn, but sympathetic professor of Algerian history searches for the cause of his eldest son's divorce five years before -- a shadowy event that haunts both men. Between the professor's obsessing and meddling, ''Bride'' deftly ties Mideast history, internecine academic battling, Arab-Jewish relations, and marital dysfunction into a moving drama that, typical of the region, offers no simple resolution.

Originally posted Nov 07, 2003 Published in issue #736 Nov 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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