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Title: Waking Lions
Authors: Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 409
Year: 2016
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Language: English
Description: 'O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!' Dr Eitan Green's behaviour showcases the veracity of these famous words; one minute he is driving home from work on a moonlit desert road, the next minute there is a hit-and-run incident that will impact on every facet of his life. From his relationship with his police officer wife Liat to his involvement with Sikrit, an Eritrean widow, and her underground clinic for illegal migrants, Eitan is brought face-to-face with his own fallibility.

This is a powerful, fast-paced story of contemporary Israel, with exhilarating twists and turns generating moral dilemmas for its complex characters and reinforcing the unpredictable nature of human behaviour.
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Human Rights, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Suspense/Thriller, Israel, Jewish Culture, 2019 Titles

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