Unholy Land by @lavietidhar

When pulp-fiction writer Lior Tirosh returns to his homeland in East Africa, much has changed. Palestina—a Jewish state established in the early20th century—is constructing a massive border wall to keep out African refugees. Unrest in the capital is at a fever pitch.

While searching for his missing niece, Tirosh begins to believe he is a detective from one of his own novels. He is pursued by ruthless members of thestate’s security apparatus while unearthing deadly conspiracies and impossiblerealities. For if it is possible for more than one Palestina to exist, thebarriers between the worlds are beginning to break.


[The flight from Berlin was delayed]


(Tachyon Publications, 16 October 2018,ebook, 288 pages, copy from publisher and voluntarily reviewed)




I really enjoyed this book though it baffled me at times. Unholy Land is about a dozen different things at once and I never really knew what to expect. In one breath I was reading a noir mystery then the next page I was caught up in an alternate history and before I could say WTF I found myself reading about multiple earths. This is truly remarkable and unique book. I had no idea what was going to happen or where the author was going to lead (or drag me) next.This is a truly unique and interesting reading experience. I loved every page.I definitely want to read more by this author.


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