Linda Grant - When I Lived in Modern Times (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2000 (Gratna)
- ISBN : 9781862074040
- SKU : B001814
- PPC : LL280gm
- RRP : £6.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Winner of The Orange Prize for Fiction 2000.
It is April 1946. Evelyn Sert, a hairdresser from Soho sails for Palestine where Jewish refugees and idealists are gathering from across Europe to start a new life in a brand new country. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible.
Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find her own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born.
This book, a fiction, only scrapes the surface of the politics of the time; what is now history. People have strong views on the Middle East, very few views are informed and rounded. This story is just a snapshot of the unintended consequences of history.
When I Lived in Modern Times is "an unsentimental coming-of-age story of both a country and a young immigrant . . . that provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed" - Publishers Weekly.
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