A young Palestinian named Usama returns from working in the Gulf to support the resistance movement. His mission is to blow up buses transporting Palestinian workers into Israel. Shocked to discover that many of his fellow citizens have adjusted to life under military rule, Usama exchanges harsh words with friends and family. Despite uncertainty he sets out to accomplish his mission ...with disastrous consequences. Originally published in Jerusalem, Wild Thorns is the first Arab novel to offer a glimpse of social and personal relations under Israeli occupation. Featuring unsentimental portrayals of everyday life, its deep sincerity, uncompromising honesty and rich emotional core plead elegantly for the cause of survival in the face of oppression.

Genre: General Fiction

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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Thorns
Author(s): Sahar Khalifeh
ISBN: 0-86356-537-9 / 978-0-86356-537-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Saqi Books
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December 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Thorns
Author(s): Sahar Khalifeh
ISBN: 0-86356-003-2 / 978-0-86356-003-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ithaca
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January 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Thorns (Interlink World Fiction)
Author(s): Sahar Khalifeh
ISBN: 1-56656-336-4 / 978-1-56656-336-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group
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2000 : Paperback
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Title: Wild Thorns (Fourth Printing)
Author(s): Sahar Khalifeh
Publisher: Interlink Books
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December 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Thorns (Emerging voices: international fiction series)
Author(s): Sahar Khalifeh
ISBN: 0-940793-25-3 / 978-0-940793-25-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Interlink Books
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1985 : Paperback
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Title: Wild Thorns (Import Paperback) Al Saqi
Author(s): Sahar Khalifeh
Publisher: Al Saqi Books
Availability: Amazon