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The Debba

Avner Mandelman

Pushcart Prize winner Avner Mandelman was the inaugural recipient of the Sophie Brody Medal for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. In The Debba, David Starkman leaves Canada and returns to Israel after his war hero father, Isser, is murdered. Once there, David learns of an unusual request in his father’s will. Isser had long-ago written a controversial play about the Debba, a mythical hyena and heroic symbol of the Arabs. It was performed once, causing a riot. Now, Isser’s will insists it be staged again. “The author deftly blends a murder mystery with a nuanced examination of the intransigent Israeli-Arab conflict.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Pushcart Prize winner Avner Mandelman was the inaugural recipient of the Sophie Brody Medal for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. In The Debba, David Starkman leaves Canada and returns to Israel after his war hero father, Isser, is murdered. Once there, David learns of an unusual request in his father’s will. Isser had long-ago written a controversial play about the Debba, a mythical hyena and heroic symbol of the Arabs. It was performed once, causing a riot. Now, Isser’s will insists it be staged again. “The author deftly blends a murder mystery with a nuanced examination of the intransigent Israeli-Arab conflict.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Pushcart Prize winner Avner Mandelman was the inaugural recipient of the Sophie Brody Medal for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. In The Debba, David Starkman leaves Canada and returns to Israel after his war hero father, Isser, is murdered. Once there, David learns of an unusual request in his father’s will. Isser had long-ago written a controversial play about the Debba, a mythical hyena and heroic symbol of the Arabs. It was performed once, causing a riot. Now, Isser’s will insists it be staged again. “The author deftly blends a murder mystery with a nuanced examination of the intransigent Israeli-Arab conflict.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:59


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:46


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

05:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

10:43


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

20:55


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

04:02


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

03:33


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

04:33


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

53:41


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

13:23


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

09:07


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:40


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

09:23


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

04:04


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

04:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

07:17


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

04:50


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

15:06


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

06:20


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

08:27


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:47


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

10:47


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

20:46


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

02:49


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

02:48


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

06:52


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

20:06


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

05:31


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

07:33


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

00:59


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

10:54


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

02:13


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

01:15


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

24:15


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

03:12


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

05:13


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

17:45


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

06:18


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

06:22


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

09:32


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

08:56


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

31:36


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

15:29


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

00:01


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

11:10


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

04:03


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

05:51


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

06:10


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

02:10


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

05:32


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

07:28


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

09:08


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

10:40


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

06:02


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

19:21


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

09:21


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

37:16


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

19:45


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

03:29


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

02:02