The People of Forever Are Not Afraid (Library Binding)

By Shani Boianjiu

Center Point, 9781611736250, 392pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

September 2012 Indie Next List

“An utterly explosive debut, this novel in stories follows three young women who serve in the Israeli army, and it is not for the faint of heart. Boianjiu is not interested in preaching politics or rehashing battle scenes as a lesser writer might; she sticks to her characters, tracing their often uncertain progress toward adulthood. There are no pat endings here. The army, compulsory to Israeli citizens, is not, after all, some summer camp. No matter how you feel about the conflicts that Boianjiu describes, you will be riveted by her fresh perspective on them.”
— Danielle DuBois Diamond, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX
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