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Arafat's Elephant (2002) [Collection]
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"In this land, whoever tells the best story, wins." So offers the narrator in one of Jonathan Tel's brilliant and insightful stories. Set in and around Jerusalem, now, in the past, and in the future, this remarkable collection introduces us to a wide range of complex characters: some extraordinary in their ordinariness; others lifted form the pages of history; still others with lives given significance simply because of where they are or who they're with at a single moment in time. We meet a young religious Jewish woman who loses herself in thought and wanders off en route to her arranged marriage, a would-be Islamic terrorist who offers assistance to American vacationers, an Internet millionaire doing his military service, a torturer who writes children's books, and elderly couple rediscovering their love in a coffee factory, and Moshe Dayan while he's having a glass eye fitted.


  • A Story About a Bomb
  • Ibrahim Kuttab Is Innocent
  • Beautiful, Strong, and Modest
  • I May Be a Ghost But I'm Not a Slut
  • Alte Zakhen
  • The Moving Business
  • Hatikvah
  • Mr. Fig and Mr. Pinapple
  • Love and Coffee
  • The Chair at the Edge of the Desert
  • Shabah
  • The Camel-Hair Coat
  • Spleen; or, The Goy's Tale
  • Did Moshe Dayan Have a Glass Eye?
  • Shaking Hands with Theodor Herzl
  • A Tooth for a Tooth
  • Arafat's Elephant

Original title: Arafat's Elephant
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Language: English

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ISBN: 1582431833

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