Farm 54 is a collection of semi-autobiographical stories that address three important periods in the life of the protagonist, Noga, growing up in Israel’s rural periphery.
Substitute Lifeguard (1981) finds her towards the end of her childhood as she experiences a family trauma, a blessing, and a birthday. Spanish Perfume (1983) brings her to teenage in the wake of the First Lebanon War while Houses (1989) portrays her passage to adulthood and military service in the occupied territories. While these Israeli childhood stories take place in the shadow of war and occupation, they also reflect universal feelings, passions, and experiences.
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