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The world was stunned by the hijacking of Air France flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv to Paris on June 27, 1976. Among the Jewish hostages from Israel, Europe, and the US is ten-year old Choni Binder, who is at the center of an escalating dispute between two families. Flying alone to France to meet unknown relatives, his plane is overtaken by Arab and German terrorists and diverted to Uganda. Fearing for his life, he discovers the shocking secret of his life – and wonders who he can ever trust again.
This is a story of good intentions turned sour as Dinah Binder, Choni’s devoted mother, and Chaim, his caring yet distant father, struggle to appease Moshe and Rivka Leah Kahn, the aged and agitated grandparents. At stake is Choni’s true identity.
Interrupted Journey weaves together powerful and fragile emotions in a struggle of loyalties, ethics, and questions of what is best for Choni. In a sweeping drama with a surprise ending, set against the backdrop of the famed Entebbe rescue operation, readers will find themselves held in suspense as young Choni struggles to makes sense of conflicts beyond his control.
Interrupted Journey is a gripping novel from Israeli author Rachel Schorr.