Friday, March 15, 2019

New book: Passport Control by Gila Green


Hi, Brian.
My second novel Passport Control is out.
~ Gila

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy, a former combat soldier who dreams of peace.
Miriam is caught off guard when her visa and passport application are rejected on the grounds that she’s suspected of being a Syrian Christian, not a Canadian Jew. In rapid order, the university boots her out, her one friend is killed in a brawl, and Miriam is accused of murder by Israeli police. Despite troubling revelations about her father’s past, Miriam must reconcile with him if she is to prove her innocence, reclaim her life, and hang on to her new found love.

Passport Control is available from Amazon here.

To read about Gila's struggles to get Passport Control published and her misadventure with a big five publisher and sensitivity readers, see here.

Gila Green is a writer, editor, and EFL teacher. As the daughter of a Yemenite- Israeli father and an Ashkenazi- Canadian mother, she often writes about the immigrant experience including dislocation, alienation, and racism. After being raised in Canada, she spent a year living in South Africa before she settled in Israel between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
She is the author of White Zion (Cervena Barva Press, 2019) and King of the Class (NON Publishing, 2013). Her stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines in five countries including: The Fiddlehead, Fiction, Akashic Books Mondays are Murder Series, Many Mountains Moving, Jewish Fiction, and of course, Quick Brown Fox. 

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