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From a Sealed Room

(1998)
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There is one window partially open across the room. A strip of tape hangs from the frame, as if someone had started to peel it away but become absentminded. The other window is sealed on all sidesand I wonder why they haven't bothered to unseal the windows. It's as if they never really left this room, as if someone still lives here, secretive and quiet, awaiting the next war. As if once the windows have been sealed, you never really leave. Both humorous and redemptive, From a Sealed Room explores the lives of three women trapped within the walls of war, the memory of unbearable pasts and the sense of unlivable presents. Tami approaches crisis with her son, Dov, against the backdrop of their sealed room--the room in which the family slept during the Iraqi Scud attacks. Maya is an American student caught in a physically abusive relationship with an Israeli man. Shifra is isolated in her apartment, alone with her memories of pre World War II Poland and her apocalyptic visions. Their painful and graceful stories intertwine as the women begin to break free of their circumstances, their sealed rooms. Ultimately, each character must make her own choice whether to risk unsealing a window or door, or even stepping outside into uncertain daylight.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: From a Sealed Room: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 0-399-14300-9 / 978-0-399-14300-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: From a Sealed Room Pa
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 0-618-56241-9 / 978-0-618-56241-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: From a Sealed Room: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 0-425-17641-X / 978-0-425-17641-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD

Title: From a Sealed Room
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
ISBN: 1-69660-101-0 / 978-1-69660-101-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: From a Sealed Room
Author(s): Rachel Kadish
Publisher: Mariner Books
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