About this book
I Am Ariel Sharon
Yara El-Ghadban • Wayne Grady
A bold and innovative novel, I Am Ariel Sharon dives into the tortured mind of the controversial Israeli prime minister as he lies comatose and faces an ultimate reckoning.
Award-winning Palestinian Canadian novelist Yara El-Ghadban imagines the confrontation at death’s door between Ariel Sharon, the “King of Israel,” and the women closest to him — his mother, his wives, and the mysterious nurse Rita. Like latter-day Greek furies, they lament the brutality of his life and maltreatment of the Palestinian people and demand he face up to his part in the bloodshed of Israel’s wars.
Here is an extraordinary, magical, and impassioned story of nearly impossible empathy, the singular work of a novelist in full flight.
Awards and Praise
- Winner Blue Metropolis Literary Diversity Award,
- Long-listed Prix Hors-Concours des Lycéens,
- Long-listed Prix Français Hors-Concours,