Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 160

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566563017

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Translator: May Jayyusi & Christopher Tingley

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A Lake Beyond the Wind

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“Sad, detailed and enlightening, this Palestinian writer’s first work to appear in English covers events in the lakeside village of Smakh during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.” – Publishers Weekly

About this book

The year is 1948; the place, Samakh, a small town on Lake Tiberias, north of Jerusalem. People in Samakh are waiting - for what, exactly, they do not yet know. The whistle of the Haifa-Deraa train doesn't sound anymore. Abd al-Karim, the shopkeeper, no longer goes into the city to buy new stock. "You townspeople," says Haj Mahmoud, leader of the fighters in the 1936 rebellion, "had better start digging trenches. There are dark days ahead."

A Lake Beyond the Wind is a novel about the most catastrophic year in Palestinian history, a time marked by violent clashes between Zionist forces and the volunteers of the Arab Liberation Army. Yakhlif tenderly gathers all the town folk, the soldiers of the beleaguered army, the animals and the natural world into his tale, which makes it all the more powerful a lament for a world that is no more.

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About the authors

Yahya Yakhlif was born in Samakh in 1944 and has lived as a refugee for most of his life. He is the author of several short story collections and three novels. This is the first of his novels to be translated into English.

Christopher Tingley was born in Brighton, England, and educated at the universities of London and Leeds. He has translated or co-translated many novels, poems, and short stories from the Arabic, among them Yusuf al-Qaid's novel War in the Land of Egypt and the poetry for the two-volume Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry.

Reviews

“Sad, detailed and enlightening, this Palestinian writer’s first work to appear in English covers events in the lakeside village of Smakh during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.” – Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Christopher Tingley was born in Brighton, England, and educated at the universities of London and Leeds. He has translated or co-translated many novels, poems, and short stories from the Arabic, among them Yusuf al-Qaid’s novel War in the Land of Egypt and the poetry for the two-volume Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry.

Additional information

Author

Yakhlif, Yahya

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

160

Type

PB

Author Home

Palestine

Format

5"å_"å x 8"å

Reviews

"Sad , detailed and enlightening , this Palestinian writer's first work to appear in English covers events in the lakeside village of Smakh during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War."- Publishers Weekly

MainReview

"Sad, detailed and enlightening, this Palestinian writer's first work to appear in English covers events in the lakeside village of Smakh during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War."- Publishers Weekly