Fields of Exile.pdf
Dr. Nora Gold is a prize-winning author, activist, and scholar. Her first book, "Marrow and Other Stories," received glowing reviews and won a Canadian Jewish Book Award. Gold is editor-in-chief of the literary journal "JewishFiction.net," and associate scholar at OISE/University of Toronto's Centre for Women's Studies. She lives in Toronto.
Judith is a young woman who lived in Israel for a decade, was a peace activist there, and defines herself as "left-wing," yet in graduate school she discovers that vilification of Israel is the expected norm. When the keynote speaker for Anti-Oppression Day turns out to be a supporter of terrorist attacks against Israeli military targets, Judith protests. As a result, she is marginalized by the faculty and her peers, and her life begins to unravel. This is a moving novel about love, betrayal, and the courage to stand up for what one believes as well as a searing indictment of the hypocrisy and intellectual sloth that threatens the integrity of our society.