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  • Published: 18 April 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141025957
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Disobedience




Winner of the Orange Prize for New Writers 2006, this is an insightful and witty novel on the search for love, tolerance and faith.

Ronit has left London and transformed her life. In New York, she's become a wise-cracking, self-sufficient financial analyst. She's the one who decides for herself where to live, what to do, who to sleep with. But now she has to go home . . .

When Ronit's father - a respected Rabbi - dies, she's called back to the world of her childhood. She thought she'd left the Orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon, north London far behind. But when she meets up with her childhood girlfriend Esti, she's set on a collision course with the tight-knit community she rejected long ago.

  • Published: 18 April 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141025957
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Naomi Alderman

Naomi A. Alderman's first novel, Disobedience, was published in 2006 in ten languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstone's 25 Writers for the Future. Her second novel, The Lessons, was published in April 2010. Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex City and writes a weekly games column for the Guardian. Naomi A. Alderman's 2017 novel, The Power was the winner of the 2017 Baileys women’s prize for fiction.

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Praise for Disobedience

Offers a glimpse of a closeted and surprisingly English nook of British society. Alderman has a bold comic touch

Observer

Captures its characters and their world with affection, irony and conviction

Daily Mail

Rich, fresh, fascinating. A wonderful novel

Sunday Times

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