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The Peculiar Case of the Cursed Sabakh Diamond: Moshe Sakal’s novel, The Diamond Setter, is part mystery, part family history, and part myth. The plot centers around a lost blue diamond known as Sabakh that is brought into the local diamond cutter’s shop. The story is told mainly from the point...

The Peculiar Case of the Cursed Sabakh Diamond: Moshe Sakal’s novel, The Diamond Setter, is part mystery, part family history, and part myth. The plot centers around a lost blue diamond known as Sabakh that is brought into the local diamond cutter’s shop. The story is told mainly from the point...

FromIsrael in Translation


The Peculiar Case of the Cursed Sabakh Diamond: Moshe Sakal’s novel, The Diamond Setter, is part mystery, part family history, and part myth. The plot centers around a lost blue diamond known as Sabakh that is brought into the local diamond cutter’s shop. The story is told mainly from the point...

FromIsrael in Translation

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Length:
7 minutes
Released:
May 30, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

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Moshe Sakal’s novel, The Diamond Setter, is part mystery, part family history, and part myth. The plot centers around a lost blue diamond known as Sabakh that is brought into the local diamond cutter’s shop. The story is told mainly from the point of view of shop owner’s nephew and assistant, Tom, who, with his boyfriend Honi, becomes romantically involved with a young man from Damascus who may or may not be connected to the diamond. Text: Moshe Sakal, The Diamond Setter. Translated by Jessica Cohen. Other Press, March 2018.
Released:
May 30, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

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Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.