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Broken Promises by Igal Sarna


Broken Promises by Igal Sarna

A Holocaust survivor's tortured son, a Bedouin boy who kills his father with a stone, a Russian immigrant who crashes his car and vanishes into the desert, a veteran of the Yom Kippur war left with agonizing memories of his fallen comrades...In these piercingly honest portraits, Sarna describes how Israeli men and women struggle to hold on to their identity, their sanity and their hope in the face of brutal and desperate conditions. Sarna's modern-day parables of flesh and blood and soil expose just what it is like to live in the underbelly of the Zionist dream and the profound human toll exacted in the process of creating a nation.

About the Author

Igal Sarna served as a tank commander in the Yom Kippur War and helped to found the Peace Now movement. He is a reporter for Yediot Aharonot and lives in Tel Aviv.

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Publication date

10th April 2003


Igal Sarna

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Atlantic Books


224 pages


Cultural studies
Short stories



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