Kingdom of Olives and Ash by Michael Chabon audiobook

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Edited by Michael Chabon  and Ayelet Waldman
Featuring essays by Geraldine BrooksDave Eggers , and many others
Read by Fred Sanders  and Gabra Zackman

HarperAudio 9780062431783

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538417935

  • ISBN: 9781538417942

  • ISBN: 9781538417959

Runtime: 16.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today’s most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fred Sanders and Gabra Zackman share the narration, and both do a terrific job. Sanders uses his deep voice to create an emotional connection with the listener and pauses effectively to create tension and suspense. Zackman also captures the central emotions inherent in the work, and her placid but insistently strong voice grabs attention and demands that listeners reflect seriously on the author’s ideas. The result is an audiobook that will continue the debate, with common people, not politicians, at the forefront.” AudioFile
“Deeply unsettling, important stories call for urgent responses to the Middle East conflict.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Dramatic testimonies…radiant with telling details, vital portraits, and explosive facts…This sensitive, galvanizing, and landmark gathering brings the occupation into sharp focus as a tragedy of fear and tyranny, a monumental failure of compassion and justice, a horrific obstacle to world peace.” Booklist (starred review)
“The message is unwavering: life under occupation is frightening and oppressive.” Publishers Weekly
“For this anthology, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, esteemed novelists Chabon and Waldman join with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories—to present voices about a deeply contentious issue.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Chabon

Author Bio: Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, collections of short stories and essays, and a young-adult novel. Titles include Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically acclaimed film; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize; and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, among others.

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Author Bio: Ayelet Waldman

Author Bio: Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is an essayist and author of several books including Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace. Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former criminal defense lawyer. Waldman currently lives in Berkeley, California with her Pulitzer Prize-winning husband Michael Chabon, their four children, and their Bernese mountain dog Fanny.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 16.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English