Black Elephants: A Memoir

Download Black Elephants: A Memoir PDF by Karol Nielsen eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Black Elephants: A Memoir There, the couple’s lovingly laid plans—for Aviv to attend university, and for Karol to work on a kibbutz, study Hebrew, and get to know his family—are suddenly tested by the eruption of the first Gulf War. Black Elephants follows this idealistic pair as they explore the Americas, until Aviv, inexorably drawn to his homeland, asks Karol to come with him to Israel. An aspiring writer and reporter, Karol Nielsen went trekking through the Peruvian Andes at the height of t

Black Elephants: A Memoir

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Rating : 4.19 (737 Votes)
Asin : 0803235372
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-04-25
Language : English

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Her poetry collection was a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry. She teaches memoir writing at New York University.. Karol Nielsen has contributed to Smith Magazine's The Moment anthology and other publications, including the New York Times, New York Newsday, Jane's Intelligence Review, Guernica, Lumina, and Epiphany--before she became

Black Elephants is forthright, searching, wistful, and full of heart." --Sonya Huber, author of Opa Nobody"Impeccably researched and luminous in its attention to detail, this memoir is a devastating memorial to peace." --Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me"In a world that continues to bleed from the wounds of intolerance, here comes a love story with the power to heal." --Michael Soussan, author of Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International DiplomacyNew and Noteworthy Book — Poets & Writers“…poetic…filled with idealism and adventure.” — Kirkus Reviews“…moving and thought-provoking.” &mda

There, the couple’s lovingly laid plans—for Aviv to attend university, and for Karol to work on a kibbutz, study Hebrew, and get to know his family—are suddenly tested by the eruption of the first Gulf War. Black Elephants follows this idealistic pair as they explore the Americas, until Aviv, inexorably drawn to his homeland, asks Karol to come with him to Israel. An aspiring writer and reporter, Karol Nielsen went trekking through the Peruvian Andes at the height of the Shining Path terror, looking for adventure and a good story. Nielsen’s memoir paints a poignant and harrowing picture of love during wartime. Against a backdrop of bursting bombs and air-raid sirens, gas masks and sealed rooms, relationships are frayed, and romance becomes a distant memory. This story, so candidly and clearly told, powerfully illustrates the terror, loneliness, and absurdity of war and its invisible casualties.. She found Aviv, an Israeli traveler fresh out of his mandatory military service—a war-weary veteran of the first intifada—dreaming about peace

"Superb memoir of love and war" according to Gregory Crouch. From the keen, algid air of the Andes, to the rain of scuds falling on Israel during the first Gulf War and the bustling pressures of New York, Karol Nielsen's Black Elephants is a spare, harrowing memoir that traces the genesis and disintegration of romance, love, and marriage.Nielsen's prose comes like direct fire artillery, steel on target with n. Sharon F, said Riveting and honest .. I cover-to-covered Black Elephants in two days. It was an amazing, riveting tale! Gas masks and bomb shelters aren't a reality in our sheltered culture. It was not only moving, but also just a great story to read.. "A GREAT READ" according to Joseph Tully. I loved this memoir. It takes you from a back-packing adventure in South America to life in Israel during the Gulf War and the frightening and anxiety-filled experience that it became. In addition to the almost daily wail of air raid sirens and threat of chemical warfare was the challenge of learning a difficult language, living in a new and differe

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