When I Lived in Modern Times

By Linda Grant
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452282926, 260pp.)

Publication Date: December 2002

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Description
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible.
Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find her own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born. When I Lived in Modern Times is "an unsentimental coming-of-age story of both a country and a young immigrant . . . that provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).



About the Author
Linda Grant is the author of "The Cast Iron Shore," "Sexing the Millennium," "Still Here" and "When I Lived in Modern Times," for which she won the Orange Prize.
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