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By Carol Magun

Weeks ahead of she's set to leave for her junior 12 months in Paris, Rebecca Harrison broadcasts her goal to spend the 12 months in Jerusalem in its place. What seems to be capriciousness, despite the fact that, can be a clear-eyed reputation of discontent with the smartly hedged direction her lifestyles has before. as soon as in Israel, Rebecca reveals her craving for reputation thwarted at each flip. The society she had vaguely imagined because the embodiment of every thing lacking from her personal adventure turns out to provide no position of access for a unmarried lady, an amerika'it, an assimilated Jew. however the obstacles she encounters, the emotional dead-ends that confront her in dating after courting, grow to be signposts on a frantic trip of self-discovery. making a twin standpoint of the "insider" on reflection on what she feels to be the "outsider", Rebecca's tale proceeds with ruthless honesty, keeping off either romanticism and depression. Circling Eden is a poignant rendering of the way it feels to be a lady in modern day Israel. The motion is decided in 1973, the yr of the Yom Kippur War.

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