The Ascent of Eli Israel

And Other Stories
Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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In these disturbing, haunting, yet strangely beautiful stories, the terrible carnage of the Middle East is rendered in unforgettable form. In "An Unwelcome Guest", a young Jewish settler from New York plays a deadly game of backgammon with a ghostly old Arab while his pregnant wife sleeps unaware. In "The King of the King of Falafel", a restaurant rivalry ends in apocalyptic violence. And in the brilliant, horrifying title story, a lonely shepherd wanders a broken no-man's land, carrying with him the burden of an unspeakable act. A collection of startling authority and vivid imagination, it heralds the arrival of a masterful new storyteller.

©2011 Jonathan Papernick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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interesting assortment

I found these stories extremely interesting from a cultural perspective. The stories highlight ancient and modern tensions within the cultures of the middle east. Thought provoking.