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The Red Tent

The Red Tent
Anita Diamant

September 15th, 1998

Literature & Fiction

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Released: 1998-09-15

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant


Her name is Dinah. throughout the Bible, her life is this type of lot environment friendly hinted at in a brief are livingd and violent detour all over the place the extra acquainted chapters of the e book of Genesis which may also be approximately her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. instructed in Dinahcff0four78#39;s voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of historical girlhood--the field of the purple tent. It begins with the tale of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four other halves of Jacob. They love Dinah and gives her items that take care of her by way of a troublesome-running adolescence, a choiceing to midentitywifery, and a new space in a abroad land. Dinahcff0four78#39;s tale reaches out from a remarkable period of early historical past and creates an intimate connection with the prematurely. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines wealthy taletelling with an invaluable fulfillment in brand new fiction: a new view of biblical ladiescff0four78#39;s society.
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The purple tent is the place the place ladies gathepurple all over their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. similar to the conversations and mysteries held inside this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insidentityercff0four78#39;s take a look at the day by day life of a biblical sorority of mothers and other halves and their one and this type of lot environment friendly daughter, Dinah. instructed throughout the voice of Jacobcff0four78#39;s daughter Dinah (who this type of lot environment friendly gained a glimpse of popularity throughout the e book of Genesis), we're conscious about the interesting feminine characters who bled all over the place the purple tent. In a confidentitying and poetic voice, Dinah whispers tales of her four mothers, Rachel, Leah, Zilpah, and Bilhah--all other halves to Jacob, and each one embodying unique feminine characteristics. As she reveals those sensual and emotionally charged tales we be informed of birthing miracles, slaves, artisans, circle of relatives gods, and sisterhood secrets and techniques and strategies. at some point Dinah delves into her non-public saga of betrayals, grief, and a choice to midentitywifery.

"like every sisters who're living together and proportion a husband, my mother and aunties spun a sticky web of loyalties and grudges," Anita Diamant writes throughout the voice of Dinah. "They traded secrets and techniques and strategies like bracelets, and those were handed right the entire method all the way down to me the only surviving girl. They advised me problems i was too younger running. They held my face among their fingers and made me swear to take into account that." Remembering ladiescff0four78#39;s earthy tales and passionate historical past is indeed the subject material of this exceptional e book. in truth, itcff0four78#39;s been mentioned that The Red Tent is what the Bible could have been had it been written by way of Godcff0four78#39;s daughters, instead of her sons. --Gail Hudson

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writer: Anita Diamantwriter: PicadorBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 321

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