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THE DIAMOND SETTER

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by Moshe Sakal

The uneventful life of a jeweller from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as ‘Sabakh’. Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv’s vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family’s past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweller.

320 pages, paperback

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Author Moshe Sakal
Publishers Other Press
Year of Publication 2018

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THE DIAMOND SETTER
Moshe Sakal

The uneventful life of a jeweller from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as ‘Sabakh’. Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv’s vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family’s past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweller.

320 pages, paperback

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THE DIAMOND SETTER

THE DIAMOND SETTER

by Moshe Sakal

The uneventful life of a jeweller from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as ‘Sabakh’. Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv’s vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family’s past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweller.

320 pages, paperback