A Palestine Affair

By Jonathan Wilson
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9781400031221, 272pp.)

Publication Date: July 13, 2004

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In British-occupied Palestine after World War I, Mark Bloomberg, a beleaguered London painter, and Joyce, his American wife, witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew. Joyce, a non-Jew and ardent Zionist, is drawn into an affair with the British investigating officer, while Mark seeks solace in the exotic colors and contours of the Middle Eastern landscape. Each of the three has come to Palestine to escape grief, and yet—caught in the crosshairs of history—they will all be forced to confront the very issues they hoped to leave behind in this swift and sensuous novel of artful concealment and roiling passions.




About the Author
Jonathan Wilson is the author of a novel and a book of short stories. He is chair of the English Department at Tufts University and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
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