Strangers With the Same Dream

Strangers With the Same Dream

Book - 2017
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Is 1921, and a band of young Jewish pioneers, many escaping violent homelands, have set out to realize a utopian dream--the founding of a kibbutz--on a patch of land that will later become Israel. Writing with a tightly controlled intensity, Alison Pick takes us inside the very different minds of her three key characters--two young unmarried women, one plain and one beautiful, escaping peril in Russia and Europe; and one slightly older man, a group leader who is married with two children--to depict how idealism quickly tumbles into pragmatism, and how the utopian dream is punctured by messy human entanglements. This is also the story of the land itself (present-day Israel and Palestine), revealing with sympathy and terrible irony how the enthusiastic newcomers chose to ignore the subtle but undeniable fact that their valley was already populated, home to a people that the pioneers did not want to see.
Publisher: Toronto :, Knopf Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780345810458
Branch Call Number: FIC Pick
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 02, 2018

Wow. Alison Pick is an incredibly talented writer.

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