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Winter in Jerusalem : House of Books Series - Blanche d'Alpuget

Winter in Jerusalem

House of Books Series

Paperback Published: 1st June 2012
ISBN: 9781743312230
Number Of Pages: 320

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A story of an Australian screenwriter in quest of her past as she returns to Israel, the land of her birth.

Danielle Green's reasons for returning to the city of her birth, Jerusalem, during the first Lebanon War are twofold: first, she is researching a screenplay that she hopes will make her rich; second, she is seeking a reunion with an autocratic Jewish father who has refused to acknowledge her existence for most of her life. After a separation of many years and many miles, she hopes he will be willing to reconcile with her.

In the quest for her past, Danielle is reunited with a former teacher, an old woman of deep wisdom. She falls in love with an Israeli and is drawn into a web of terrorists and nationalists, soldiers and survivors. Yet the confusion, divisiveness and famed aggression of Israel is only the best-known part of an oft-repeated story. The country's progress, hindered as it is by centuries of religious, emotional and political turmoil, provides the backdrop to Danielle's personal journey of growth and self-respect.
Alive with the splendour and pulse of Jerusalem itself, Winter in Jerusalem is a stunning story of a woman caught in the crossfire of her own past and the tangled drama of modern Israel.

Winner of the inaugural Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award, Australasian division.

About the Author

Blanche d'Alpuget is the author of seven books, including four novels - Monkeys in the Dark (1980), Turtle Beach (1981), Winter in Jerusalem (1986) and White Eye (1993). These works earned her a number of literary prizes including the PEN Golden Jubilee Award, The Age Book of the Year Award and the South Australian Government's Award for Literature.

d'Alpuget's first book, Mediator: A Biography of Sir Richard Kirby was published in 1977 to critical acclaim. Robert J. Hawke: A Biography (1982) was both a national bestseller and the winner of several awards. She is also the author of On Longing and Hawke: The Prime Minister. She has served on the boards of the Copyright Agency Ltd and the Australian Film Commission, and was the Chair of the Australian Society of Authors in 1991. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

ISBN: 9781743312230
ISBN-10: 1743312237
Series: House of Books Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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