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The Way to the Spring : Life and Death in Palestine

Ben Ehrenreich
Format: Paperback
Published: March 30, 2017
ISBN: 9781783783113
448 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


‘Profoundly powerful not only in observations and stories, but in how courageously and carefully it speaks to our present moment’ Madeleine Thien, Guardian

Over three years, journalist and novelist Ben Ehrenreich travelled to the West Bank’s largest cities and smallest villages, and stayed with the Palestinian families who live there. Here, he weaves together the stories of these women, men and children: the extremes to which they are pushed, the daily absurdities and tragedies they face, and the strategies they construct to survive. What follows is a testimony, a provocation, and an unflinching act of witness.

‘I am gripped… Ehrenreich lived with many of those he writes about, and so his story is wonderfully intimate… I feel more like I’m involved in a pacey novel than struggling to swallow yet more unpalatable truths’ Observer

‘The myriad ordeals suffered by the Palestinian people during the last eighty years are minutely reported here. It’s a chronicle of their daily lives. Read it! It recognises and respects hope’ John Berger

‘Capture[s] events unfolding on the West Bank with sympathy and restraint’ Colm Tóibín, Irish Times

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