Last week I began a new novel: Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto (Shoot Me, I’m Already Dead) by Spanish author and journalist Julia Navarro. This is an ambitious novel that follows the story of two families – the Zuckers and the Ziads – whose lives become intertwined when Samuel Zucker, fleeing the persecution of Jews in late 19th-century Czarist Russia, arrives in the Promised Land and purchases land from the Ziad family. A strong friendship ensues between the two families that is ultimately tested as the land they live in becomes enveloped in intolerance and violence.
Julia Navarro was a journalist for many years and now has published several books of fiction. You can watch an interview with her on Spanish television here and and read a Q+A in English with her here.
Happy reading –
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