When I Lived in Modern Times

Author(s): Linda Grant

Literary Fiction

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible.
Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find her own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born. When I Lived in Modern Times is "an unsentimental coming-of-age story of both a country and a young immigrant . . . that provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781862074101
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : 0.423
  • : May 2000
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Linda Grant
  • : TP
  • : 2
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 272