Of Beginnings And Endings
Semeen Ali
THE ALMOND TREE by Michelle Cohen Corasanti Fingerprint, New Delhi, 2014, 325 pp., 295
April 2014, volume 38, No 4

‘You cannot go back and make a new start, but you can start now and make a new ending.’– The Almond Tree

Michelle Cohen Corasanti places one family at the centre of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians to depict how it feels to be a Palestinian and have one’s land taken away and belongings destroyed under a strict military rule. The Almond Tree is a story written in the first person narrative where the protagonist Ahmed Hamid’s life and psyche is being constantly shaped by the events that happen around him.

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