Barefoot to Palestine by Loretta J Krause

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By Loretta J Krause

It’s 1987, yet for the hot Shakespeare instructor at a personal academy in New Jersey—Cassie Komsky, who misplaced her US Marine husband in a bombing in Lebanon in 1983—time rewinds whilst she meets Samir, a pupil with whom she is tragically linked.

The nonverbal Samir misplaced his mom and dad within the US Embassy bombing in Lebanon in 1983. And simply as Cassie desires a brand new existence for herself and her daughter, Samir hopes purely to discover love and a voice in a dating with one other pupil, Rachel.

But as Cassie leads discussions of Othello and Hamlet and what Shakespeare says in regards to the human , she and her scholars detect the real-life results of jealousy and hatred. Ethnic tensions and hostility threaten Samir’s destiny, and undesirable advances from an unscrupulous dean threaten the soundness Cassie so desperately seeks. Tragedy looms huge at the horizon.

Set opposed to the backdrop of the worldwide fallout of the center East conflagration of the Nineteen Eighties, this dynamic tale’s style and period-defying issues will resonate with all considerate readers. Interwoven with poignant parallels to the undying ethos of Shakespeare’s tragedies, this can be the story of the darkish truth that reigns whilst distrust and hate conquer humanity and love.

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