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From the PublisherBinnie Kirshenbaum author of Hester Among the Ruins A Trumpet in the Wadi is a passionate, human, and ultimately humane novel set against the backdrop of the Arab and Israeli conflicts. The political cannot help but be personal for these unforgettable characters; the result is the heartbreaking truth. Sami Michael has written a book which is essential in its beauty and wisdom.
Diana Abu-Jaber author of Crescent Sami Michael has written an inspiring, insightful novel that dismantles long-standing clichés about the separation of Arabs and Israelis. A Trumpet in the Wadi is a stirring story of possibility and mutuality.
Rachel Kadish author of From a Sealed Room A stunning novel — A Trumpet in the Wadi is wise, stately, sensuous, full of outrageous humor. Sami Michael leaps headlong into the magic and tragedy of lives tossed by history and in doing so captures polyglot Haifa in all its unvarnished humanity. The pages all but sing in your hands. You will not forget these characters.
Jon Papernick author of The Ascent of Eli Israel A Trumpet in the Wadi is a subtle, touching portrait of love and heartache. The layered complications of Arab/Jewish relationships in Israel and the country's myriad social ills are laid bare with humor, poignancy and clarity set amidst the brewing conflict in Lebanon. Sami Michael illuminates the dark places of the heart with his shining prose.