Jerusalem 1967: Everyone is reeling from the aftermath of the 6-Day War. The Palestinians are stunned and cannot comprehend their losses, whilst the Israelis are waking up to a new political reality - and their new responsibilities. Surprisingly for someone so young, Nuri Imari (whose family we encountered in The Dove Flyer) is appointed advisor on Arab affairs for the Israeli government.
With little guidance, he is asked to help restore relations with their Palestinian neighbours and to restore some sort of normality to their life. He discovers a world he did not know, with complexities and loyalties he could never have imagined.
He tries to steer a humane course but soon finds himself confronting bigotry and hatred on both sides. And then he meets Yasmine, a Palestinian woman recently returned from Paris?