The Red Tent: A Novel

By | October 30, 2017
The Red Tent: A Novel Author Anita Diamant
ISBN-10 0312427298
ISBN-13 9780312427290
Year 2007-08-21
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Picador
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A New York Times BestsellerA decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of The Red Tent Her name is Dinah In the Bible her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father Jacob and his twelve sons Told in Dinah s voice Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood the world of the red tent It begins with the story of the mothers Leah Rachel Zilpah and Bilhah the four wives of Jacob They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood a calling to midwifery and a new home in a foreign land Dinah s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past Deeply affecting The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction a new view of biblical women s lives

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