A gripping novel, expertly translated here for the first time, bring to an English-speaking audience a rare sample of Palestine literature.
"Beautifully fashioned, unusual, and richly satisfying."—Kirkus Reviews
"Jabra's characters, like Simone de Beauvoir's set in Paris, or New York intellectuals of the 1950s, thrive on brilliant rationalizations of their own narcissism, while the humanism they affect is doomed to political impotence."—Publishers Weekly
"The perspective this novel offers not only on the problem of Palestine but also on the Arab world is a revelation."—Booklist