|Mitla Pass (1988) [Novel]|
by Leon Uris
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Gideon Zadok, gifted young author of a successful World War II novel, succumbs to the lure of Hollywood and all but destroys himself. Desperate to resurrect his career as a novelist, he travels to Israel, the proverbial Promised Land, determined to find material for a new book. There he also finds Natasha Solomon, a survivor of the Holocaust, and her disturbed passion for him unleashes his own smoldering desires. Torn by love for his wife, who supported him throughout his early years of failure and rejection, and the uncontrollable lust of his new soulmate, Gideon must come to grips with the frightening power of love-hate. On the eve of the '56 Sinai War, Gideon evacuates his family, leaves Natasha, and joins the Israeli forces. He is parachuted to the key junction of Mitla Pass, deep behind enemy lines. With the sounds of battle in the background, Gideon wages a war no less violent within himself.
Original title: Mitla Pass
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Middle East