Gaza Blues: Different Stories Paperback – 23 Apr 2004
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"...discover the work of brilliant authors from across the world who are set to be the big names of tomorrow." -- Channel 4 online 30 May 2004
"..sassy sketches by Keret give way to El-youssef's comic novella of intifada... a bold experiment...it merits the warmest applause." -- The Independent, 4 June 2004
"Independent publisher David Paul Books has brought together a Palestinian writer and an Israeli author for a unique collaboration." -- Publishing News
"It's a powerful collaboration, from which we are sure to learn something... that we shouldn't be looking for obvious answers." -- Financial Times, 12 June 2004
"Keret has become a cult hero for an entire generation of Israelis" -- Ma'ariv
"The wit, daring, and sheer bloody-minded audacity of these marvellous stories makes it, for me, the book of the year." -- The Guardian June 26, 2004
Erudite and sharp-eyed -- Al Hayat
Etgar Keret is the Amos Oz of his generation -- Israeli critic, Nissim Calderon
Gaza Blues reveals the extent of new forms of narrative emerging from Israeli and Palestinian writers of a new generation -- Exiled Writers Ink
From the Publisher
The writing of Gaza Blues is hard-edged and compelling. Both are exponents of a new generation of writers from their respective communities and they have engaged in this provocative artistic project from a shared belief that their work can and should co-exist.
The authors met as joint contributors to a conference in Switzerland called Fear in One's Own Land made up of Palestinians and Israelis writing about living in fear.
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I heard the authors on the BBC World Service and found their book as a result and I am so glad I did.
It will certainly change your perspective on real Israelis and real Arabs. It gives me hope.
Ever since I read Keret's excellent U.S. debut, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories, four years ago, I've been waiting for more. I was finally able to get a hold of this via an interlibrary loan and was a little let down to see that almost half of Keret's stories had also been in The Bus Driver... Fortunately, those I hadn't read were just as good as those I had. He's a very entertaining writer who reminds me partially of Jonathan Lethem, who writes about surreal characters in much the same way, and partially of some of the Scots writers from the '90s who wrote tons of captivating 2-4 page stories. Just to give you a taste, one of my favorite involves a bored housewife supergluing herself to the ceiling.
El-Youssef's story about a hapless druggie Palestinian refugee in '80s Lebanon shows the mark of truth (El-Youssef was born in and grew up in such camps) and satire. Like all Palestinians, the protagonist is trying to escape his squalid existence in the camps, but he keeps getting derailed by his own weakness -- for drugs, for women, for tall tales. There are always grand plans and schemes that come to nothing.Read more ›