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BookTrib Q&A: Contemplating Immigration and Morality with Acclaimed Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

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When Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, the Israeli author, screenwriter and psychologist first published One Night, Markovitch a few years ago, it was one of the most compelling works of literature to be translated from Hebrew into 13 different languages. Now, with her latest novel, Waking Lions, Gundar-Goshen brings readers another compelling story, this time about Dr. Eitan Green, an Israeli doctor who, while speeding at night in his SUV on a deserted road, fatally wounds a refugee with his car. What happens next is something we all hope never to deal with: how to react in a crisis where one decision can mean life or death for ourselves or another. The doctor chooses to leave the body, and pretend it never happened, but when the…

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