Deeply melancholy with a streak of dark humor, award-winning author Tamar Yellin presents this haunting collection of linked stories that examine the heart of human longing and ask the question: Where do we belong?
Taking its imagery from the legend of the exiled ten tribes of Israel, Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes follows the life-journey of an enigmatic narrator who encounters a series of displaced persons, bringing to light the narrator's own remarkable wanderlust. With each encounter the narrator inevitably moves on, dreaming of home, unable to resist the lure of the world's labyrinth…
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Tamar Yellin received the Pusey and Ellerton Prize for Biblical Hebrew from Oxford University, and has worked as a teacher and lecturer in Judaism. Her first novel, The Genizah at the House of Shepher, was awarded the 2007 Sami Rohr Prize for Literature from the Jewish Book Council, the Ribalow Prize from Hadassah Magazine and was short-listed for the Wingate Prize from Jewish Quarterly. She lives in Yorkshire, England.