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All the Rivers - A Novel

Dorit Rabinyan

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A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel's most acclaimed novelists When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel's Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan's remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains-and delights-of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. "The land is the same land," Hilmi reminds Liat. "In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea." International praise for All the Rivers "A fine, subtle, and disturbing study of the ways in which public events encroach upon the private lives of those who attempt to live and love in peace with each other, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world."-John Banville, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea "I'm with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, not hate, will save us. Hatred sows hatred, but love can

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gabra Zackman

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:50


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:38