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Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness. The Middle East is the powerful setting for this sweeping tale of a land where revenge is sacred and hatred noble. Where an Arab ruler tries to save his people from destruction but cannot save them from themselves. When violence spreads like a plague across the lands of Palestine--this is the time of The Haj.
Leon Uris is rightly famous for his historical novels. The Haj is a fictional story about families who participate in the creation and defence of Israel seen from opposing Israeli and Arab perspectives.
While the detail is amazing it demands stamina and attention. I was forced to scan many pages so as to finish the book before I die (I am nearly 80).
It is well worth the effort of reading this huge story partly as an education, but also as a tribute to a great writer.
"The narrative is fast paced, bursting with action, and obviously based on an intimate grasp of the region, its peoples, their tradition and age--old ways of life."--John Barkham Reviews
ISBN: 9780553248647 ISBN-10: 0553248642 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 544 Published: 1st January 1996 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1 Edition Type: New edition