Fort Greene store:
Monday, February 19, 7:30 PM
Moriel Rothman-Zecher presents Sadness Is a White Bird
In conversation with Madeleine Thien
Activist, poet, and MacDowell Fellow Moriel Rothman-Zecher presents his debut novel Sadness Is a White Bird¸ a lyrical and searing coming-of-age story in which a young man preparing to serve in the Israeli army must also reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country. Beginning in an Israeli military jail, days after its narrator’s nineteenth birthday, Sadness is a White Bird explores one man’s attempts to find a place for himself, discovering in the process a beautiful, against-the-odds love that flickers like a candle in the darkness of a never-ending conflict. Rothman-Zecher’s debut has already received diverse praise from fellow authors, including Geraldine Brooks, who says, “Unflinching in its honesty, unyielding in its moral complexity, Sadness Is a White Bird offers thoroughly original insights into the holy and the broken place that is modern Israel.” Rothman-Zecher presents his debut novel at Greenlight, in conversation with author Madeleine Thein, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing.