By Edeet Ravel
A strong and unforgettable tale of secrets and techniques, family members, love, and future set opposed to the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian clash. Following at the heels of the severely acclaimed 10000 fans (finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award) and search for Me, A Wall of sunshine tells the tale of 3 generations of a Tel Aviv family members. Meet Anna, whose passionate letters to a lover she left in the back of in Russia describe the studies of Israel's postwar immigrants; her grandson, Noah, who in his diary records his doubtful sexual identification and his idealism within the face of the demanding political weather; and eventually, Anna's daughter, Sonya, who takes us via one momentous day in August, an afternoon on which she "kissed a scholar, pursued a lover, came upon her father, and left her brother."
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And now I see it’s contagious. ” My students grinned, grateful for any novelty that broke the monotony of our intensive summer course. They were good stu dents. This country is full of geniuses; every time young people get killed, we lose a few more brilliant souls. And it isn’t just the university elite; I teach signing and math in a poverty-stricken community, and the children there are brilliant, too. Statistics show that academic skills are in decline among the youth, but I don’t see it at all.
Dad probably feels the same way but he doesn’t say much. Gran doesn’t care at all. Sonya says she’s a pacifist. She’s nine but she skipped two grades so she’s only one below me now. I don’t mind having a genius for an aunt. She helps me with my homework actually. I don’t mean that I need help understanding stuff. But sometimes I just don’t feel like doing it and she adores anything to do with school, so I let her. Despite her brains, she’s very immature. She still sucks her thumb and has trouble falling asleep if Gran or someone else (when Gran comes home too late) doesn’t sing her a lullaby or tell her a bedtime 34 edeet ravel story.
You and I are past our dancing days. . eSonya I had spent over a decade discouraging men who came up to me and asked whether I was free that evening and would I like to have coffee, see a movie, go down to Eilat. Some of the men were charming and nice, and I was tempted, but I never gave in. The twins had no bearing on my life; I refused to let them leave their mark on me, and it angered me when anyone thought they had. My refusal had to do with my particular world. They knew how to sign but they didn’t understand me or anything about me.