In London a couple meet at a party. She is Israeli and he Palestinian. Both are here to escape the politics of their countries and both want to be alone. Despite that, their relationship develops and inevitably they have to confront the politics that, in principle, separates them. Can their relationship survive? This clever, well-paced novel explores the heart-wrenching impossibilities of love.
About the Author
Samir El-Youssef is Palestinian and was born in Rashidia, a refugee camp in Lebanon. His essays and reviews have appeared in Guardian, Jewish Quarterly, New Statesman, Washington Post, as well as the Arabic Al-Hayat.