The Way to the Spring

Life and Death in Palestine

Ben Ehrenreich

Published: 30 March 2017
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 448 pages
ISBN: 9781783783113

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Published: 4 August 2016
Trade Paperback, Royal PB
153x234mm, 448 pages
ISBN: 9781783783106

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Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been travelling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest villages. He has witnessed the extremes to which they are pushed, the daily deprivation and oppression that they face, and the strategies they construct to survive it - stoicism, resignation, rebellion and stubborn defiance. In The Way to Spring, he describes the cruel mechanics of the Israeli occupation and the endless absurdities and tragedies it engenders: the complex and humiliating machinery of the checkpoints, walls, courts and prisons; the steady, strangling loss of land that has been passed down for generations; the constant ebb and flow of deadly violence.

Blending political and historical context with riveting personal stories, The Way to Spring is a testimony, a provocation, and an unflinching act of witnessing.

About the author

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Ben Ehrenreich is the author of two novels, Ether and The Suitors. His writing has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books, among others. A recipient of the National Magazine Award, he lives in Los Angeles. More about the author

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