New York : Europa Editions, 2007
|提及的人：||Albert Pharaon; Golda Meir|
|责任：||by Sélim Nassib ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.|
A subtle meditation on sex and politics in pre-statehood Israel, this slim novel expands on the legend that a young Golda Meir had an affair with Albert Pharaon, the heir to a Palestinian fortune. Albert is sophisticated and elegant, but his social circle's mercenary hypocrisy drives him to leave his family in Beirut for a solitary life in Haifa. Golda Myerson, meanwhile, is a young Russian Jewish woman who arrives in Israel by way of Milwaukee and throws herself into kibbutz life and Zionist politics.