A grown woman realizes that the price she pays for living across the world from her family is not only in family visits, but in memories.
King of the Class takes Israel’s deep internal religious and political divisions to their logical dystopian conclusion. The novel is satirically set in the near future in a post-civil war Israel divided into two states: the religious fundamentalist state of Shalem and the militant secular state of Israel.
The article describes a moment when a daughter who thought her mother was stuck in the ‘backwards’ 1950s was really a feminist in her own way in her own time. The daughter realizes that she may have thought she was educated, but at the end of the day, women like her mother fought the battles before she was born. She now looks at her mother in a different way.