Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, book launch parties have moved to cyberspace. And so, Kasva author Daniella Levy hosted an engaging virtual launch party via Facebook Live. Here are the links to the Facebook video recording of the event, plus a shorter summary on Youtube.
Disengagement by Daniella Levy is first work of quality literary fiction to address the personal and social impact of Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Kasva Press asked Daniella to tell us more about how Disengagement came into being.
A good story is a “constructed reality,” and this is no less true of non-fiction than of fiction. Getting this constructed reality from your head into the heads of your readers requires more than just a command of words. Two tools for conveying a sense of reality are structure and pacing. Structure works on the macro level of story, while pacing works on the micro level. Both together serve to carry the reader smoothly through the story like a whitewater rafter who has lost his paddle, and must trust you to get him safely through the rough bits.
This is the first of twenty books in this highly regarded series which began in 1977, written by Dame Edith Pargeter using the nom du plume Ellis Peters. Her Cadfael Chronicles are credited with popularizing what would become known in time as the historical mystery genre.
Island Beneath the Sea is a powerful story that’s well-paced, with writing that’s lyrical ahd engrossing. This is the first book I’ve read of hers; I am now eagerly anticipating reading her highly acclaimed House of the Spirits!