The People of Forever are not Afraid

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Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction

Yael, Avishag and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty village in Israel. They attend high school, gossip about boys, and try to find ways to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. Then at eighteen they are conscripted into the army.

Yael trains marksmen, Avishag stands guard watching refugees throw themselves at barbed-wire fences and Lea, posted at a checkpoint, imagines the stories behind the familiar faces that pass by her day after day. All of them live in that single intense second before danger erupts, all of them trying to survive however they can…

Shortlisted for The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

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"A searing novel" (Catherine Taylor Guardian)

"In a humorous and beguiling deadpan, Boianjiu conveys the fleeting, vanishing experience of hovering between adolescence and adulthood, at the same time as providing a rare portrait of young Israelis being minced through military service" (Robert Collins Sunday Times)

"A memorably bold novel... Somewhere between the sardonic humour of Etgar Keret and the epic storytelling of David Grossman, Boianjiu has created a brave, beautiful, political literature that is entirely her own" (Catherine Taylor Sunday Telegraph)

"This unflinching debut novel depicts with depth and acuity the disorientating effects of fear on young minds... The girls are often lost for words, but the author successfully finds a voice to express the dehumanising horror of warfare in this fragmented plot held together with a passionate, poetic eloquence" (Anita Sethi Observer)

"[Boianjiu’s] voice is distinct. It’s confident, raw, amusing — a lot like her women" ( New York Times)

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Searing first novel about three young women coming of age experiencing the 'absurdities of life and love on the precipice of violence' ( Vogue)

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