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Her camera reveals the secrets of a ruthless desert.

Having received a government grant to photograph the Sinai Bedouin, Ayishah, a freelance American-Israeli documentary photographer, embarks on a captivating seven-month adventure.

From her mafia-influenced childhood to her globetrotting photography career, Ayishah is no stranger to mischief. And when she meets her Bedouin guide Hakim, her attraction to his roguish charisma draws them into a taboo love affair. Thirty years his elder, their age difference means little in a rugged landscape hiding so many secrets. 

In an impoverished Sinai, Hakim is led to deal in opium and human trafficking to Israel’s frontier, poor victims targeted for prostitution by a Russian crime syndicate. When Ayishah befriends two of these women, she becomes determined to understand the powers compelling Hakim to such crimes.

But Ayishah’s own secret lies hidden behind her camera: a painful abandonment of her family that needs to heal. It becomes her challenge to reveal, using the terrible beauty of the Sinai mountains and its people, how we can overcome the borders that divide us.

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REVIEWS OF BOOK:
 
“I’m passionate about the book, the story, and subject matter. People need to read it.  I want to see this beautiful story in hands of every traveler, dreamer, poet, and politician.” 

Sarah Cypher,
 USA

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The fact that the main Character is an American – and a Jew, making a genuine attempt to understand Arab/Bedouin culture is interesting,… that a Jew shows any interested in Arab / Bedouin culture, is in itself a fascinating aspect of this book. In my opinion, this is the strength of “While the Sands Whisper.”

Mik Aidt, Australia

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…while the sands whisper,”  is an instructive insight into nomadic lifestyle, hardcore travel and Middle East relationships.

The novel has its own style, the plot is moving and the first person perspective is used in the best fluid sense. Beautifully written in its own flowing, nomadic lifestyle… a good blend of fiction, information and autobiography. I was touched in the way, that this book turned into a learning experience of the Middle East.

The first time I’ve ever read a book without stopping . . .”

August Petäjämaa Sjøberg, Denmark

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“Great storyline; it’s hot! Flashbacks clear. So excited to see whats happens next… a perfectly fantastic and drawing reading. When is the next sequence being published?”

Maria Lagermann, Denmark

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“The author versifies the story in such a poetic way. that it gives the novel an inventive character. LR Horowitz should receive great credit for that.”

Yael Gravesen, Israel 

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“…while the sands whisper” contains lively descriptions of Bedouin lifestyles and atmospheres of the Middle East.”

Elisabeth Lange, Denmark