The Deserter

“THE DESERTER” is an ambitious novel by Peter Bourne. It explores the tensions between Israel and Palestine through the relationship of an Israeli doctor, who has been in England for 20 years after a fight with his father, and his siblings, when he returns home to Jerusalem for his father’s funeral. I really enjoyed the way Peter used the story between the family to explore the many facets of the Israel-Palestine conflict. I recommend the book, especially if you don’t know much about the situation over there and you are looking for an accessible entry point into becoming familiar with the issues.

The song today is “Hasta Siempre Comandante Che Guevara” by Carlos Puebla.