חצוצרה בואדי

Set in the months preceeding the Israeli Arab conflict in Lebanon this tale is the coming of age story of two fatherless Christian Arab sisters Huda and Mary who live in the wadi the Arab quar

  • Title: חצוצרה בואדי
  • Author: Sami Michael סמי מיכאל
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in the months preceeding the 1982 Israeli Arab conflict in Lebanon, this tale is the coming of age story of two fatherless Christian Arab sisters, Huda and Mary, who live in the wadi the Arab quarter in the jewish city of Haifa on the northern coast of Israel An extraordinary bond of love and mutual respect unites the sisters polar opposites from their appearancesSet in the months preceeding the 1982 Israeli Arab conflict in Lebanon, this tale is the coming of age story of two fatherless Christian Arab sisters, Huda and Mary, who live in the wadi the Arab quarter in the jewish city of Haifa on the northern coast of Israel An extraordinary bond of love and mutual respect unites the sisters polar opposites from their appearances to their tempers Huda, the narrator of the story, is thin and withdrawn and, after abandoning her chance at marriage a few years back, has prematurely resigned herself to the monotonous life of an old maid Her younger sister, Mary, is voluptuous, carnal, and perenially unemployed Wrapped in the love of their sometimes bitter mother, their iconoclast grandfather, and the cheerful and omnipresent neighbor Jamilla, the sisters lives change when a peculiar young Russian Jewish immigrant, Alex, moves into the upstairs flat The melodies of this soulful trumpet player become the intoxicating theme music for Huda s unexpected reawakening and for Mary s dangerous foray into a love triangle with the heir of the local Muslim mob and her country cousin.

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    1. Ram

      Huda and Mary are two young Christian Arab women living with their mother and grandfather in the Arab quarter of Haifa. They come from a family with roots and branches in Egypt Jordan and Lebanon. A family that bears with it the scars, the hardships, the suffering of the Palestinian Israeli conflict. Mary and Huda have different personalities and attitude to life and each deal differently with the conservative Arab society and the relationships with the Jewish population and culture. Into the li [...]

    2. Moshe Mikanovsky

      איזה ספר נפלא! עברית כמו שעברית צריכה להכתב, סמי מיכאל טווה בלשונו הנפלאה סיפור על אנשים,שאוהבים וכואבים ונלחמים נגד המוסכמות החברתיות שסביבם, למרות שהם ערבים או עולים חדשים והסביבה רוצה להכניס אותם למשבצת קטנה ודחוקה.

    3. Diana

      The style of writing is different from American novels. (Of course this could be the translation, but it is probably true to the rhythm of speech.) Less is revealed; speech is curt and abrupt. This is a story of impossible love, between urban and village Arabs in Israel, between Arab and immigrant Russian Jew in the city, between father-in-law and daughter (it's never clear what this relationship entails). It is a beautiful book in its complexity and I'm looking forward to the group discussion l [...]

    4. Ron

      Israeli author Sami Michael's sharply conceived novel encompasses a wide range of moods as it focuses on the tensions between Arabs and Jews in the months leading up to the War in Lebanon in 1982. Set in the Arab quarter of Haifa, the story is told with a small cast of characters - an Arab Christian family, a Russian Jew who takes up residence in their apartment building, and a nosy downstairs neighbor. Two sisters of marriageable age are at the center of the narrative. One of them, Huda, is the [...]

    5. Finrod

      Questa non è la “solita” storia d’amore tra israeliani e palestinesi… che “tipicamente” in Italia è un romanzo dove i ruoli sono “fissi”: la donna è ebrea e l’uomo palestinese, gli israeliani si esibiscono in tutte le malvagità che il giornalismo mainstream attribuisce loro (dal rubare la terra altrui a uccidere senza motivo) mentre i palestinesi o sono dei santi o se proprio arrivano alla violenza è solo come inevitabile reazione alla malvagità degli ebr… no, degli isr [...]

    6. Lupo

      Fino all'ultimo capitolo vale un giudizio migliore. Poi, però, volge a tragedia e a me le tragedie non piacciono.Sami Michael deve essere un personaggio di livello, il libro è pieno di stimoli.

    7. Charity

      A Trumpet in the Wadi is difficult for me to rate because I'm not sure I can even understand it.This is the second novel I can recall reading that's set primarily in Israel, and in both instances I found the novels nearly impenetrable. There are interesting insights and beautiful images, but the influence of the culture is just so foreign to me, I can't really comprehend the characters' actions and motivations. I can't figure out why sometimes they remain silent and other times they lash out. I [...]

    8. Steve Cran

      Sami Michael is an Iraqi Jewish author who has experienced the Israeli Arab conflict from several different angles. He relates with both the view points of the Arab and Jewish communities.The story takes place in Wadi Salib, a slum area located in Haifa. It is inhabited primarily by Israeli Arabs. One particular family living there consists of a grandfather, a Coptic christian who wandered through the Sinai to get to Israel/ Palestine, a mother and two daughters named Mary and Huda. Mary the you [...]

    9. Julia

      Another book I had to read for my literature lesson.The idea is interesting and refreshing.However, the plot is just boring and strange in some places.Another problem I had with that book is that I don't like sad love stories and the love story in that book is definetely one of the most depressing and sad I ever read about.

    10. Zoe

      אולי זה סוג הספרים 'הרדודים' שאני רגילה לקרוא מדברים, אבל ל"חצוצרה בואדי" לא היה שום ערך מוסף, שום משמעות מאחורי המילים, ובהחלט שום סיבה לכך שניבחן דווקא על ספר זה. לא שאני מתלוננת, העלילה הייתה נחמדה ואני מכל האנשים יודעת להעריך את צורת הכתיבה הישנה, אבל בתור תלמידה בכיתה י' לא א [...]

    11. Or

      i prefer to bring Yoram Kaniuk's words about the novel- Trumpet in the Wadi:"The neighborhood, primarily populated by Arabs, was neglected. The Israeli novelist Sami Michael adeptly described it in one of the most important books ever written in Israel "A Trumpet in the Wadi." Yoram Kaniukynetnews/articles/0,73

    12. Evelina

      Usually I don't enjoy books by Israeli authors, and even less when It's for school but I quite enjoyed this one.I wasn't a fan of the romance in the book, it moved all too quickly but the overall plot line was nice.

    13. Anna Biton

      very interesting to read the story of this christian arab woman in haifa and her relationships with other israelis, making sense of the war in lebanon (early 1980s), changing times, etc.

    14. Deborah

      Fascinating look at a microcosmic Arab milieu in lower Haifa, tensions and tragedy, a quietly devastating ending. One of the first Hebrew books I read, but I'd seen the play first (in late 1987).

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