a compelling novel of contemporary Israel gone awry, Yosef Gotlieb turns a critical but loving eye on a nation in search of its soul."
--Evan Fallenberg, author, When We Danced On Water, Light Fell
a crackling good, fast-paced thriller that will have its readers turning pages well into the night... Gotlieb is a top-notch writer, with a superb ear for dialogue and an extraordinary ability to grab and hold the attention of his audience. Rise is to be commended and recommended...This is an amazing book.... Everything is so real...the story of the new Israel. Israel of the Prophets and of Jewish ethics....masterful. Gotlieb is a natural story teller. One wishes that his way becomes Israel's way. -- Daniel Ben-Simon, Member of Knesset, Israel Labor Party, journalistThis is a provoking novel of deep thought, written in a clear and beautiful language. Above the intriguing plot, fascinating characters and dramatic movement of this unique book, its greatest value lies in the presentation of a constant ray of hope...
-- Dr. Carl Hoffman, ESRA Magazine, Dec.2011-Jan. 2012 (Issue 162)
Ada Aharoni, writer, Founder, International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace Rise is an astonishing tale, as true as the breaking news from Israel... Embedded into the suspense-filled events and rich characterizations ...Yosef Gotlieb's ideas and principles for a renewed and reawakened Israel come fully alive. - Phil Jason of Federation Star
About the Author
Yosef Gotlieb was born in Costa Rica, raised and educated in the US, and has made his home in Israel since 1984. In addition to his prose fiction and verse, Yosef Gotlieb's published work include Self-Determination in the Middle East, Development, Environment and Global Dysfunction, and numerous monographs and articles.
Dr. Gotlieb is on the faculty of the David Yellin College of Education in Jerusalem, where he directs the Text and Publishing Studies program.
Active in environmental, social action, and patients advocacy groups, Yosef Gotlieb resides with his family near Jerusalem. He is currently at work on his next novel, Dance of the Uroboros.