Lost to history by the chronicles of men, this is the story of Dinah, Jacob's only daughter in the Book of Genesis. Moving from Mesopotamia to Canaan to Egypt, Dinah narrates her tale, from her upbringing by the four wives of Jacob to her growth into one of the most influential women of her time.
'My name means nothing to you. My memory is dust. This is not your fault or mine. The chain connecting mother to daughter was broken and the word passed to the keeping of men, who had no way of knowing. That is why I became a footnote, my story a brief detour between the well-known history of my father Jacob, and the celebrated chronicle of Joseph, my brother. Lost to the history by the chronicles of men, here at last is the dazzling story of Dinah, Jacob's only daughter in the Book of Genesis. Moving panoramically from Mesopotamia to Canaan to Egypt, The Red Tent is robustly narrated by Dinah, from her upbringing by the four wives of Jacob, to her growth into one of the most influential women of her time. Seeking to preserve not only her own remarkable experiences but those of a long-ago era of womanhood left largely undocumented by the original male scribes and later Biblical scholars, Dinah breaks a male silence that has lasted for centuries, revealing the ancient origins of many contemporary religious practices and sexual politics. The result is a beautiful, thought-provoking novel.
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Anita Diamant is a prize-winning journalist whose previous books include The New Jewish Wedding, The New Jewish Baby Book, and Living a Jewish Life. She lives in West Newton, MA.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
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St Martin's Press
Winner of Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Adult Fiction) 2001
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