New Israeli Novel to Tackle Post-Israel Taboo

Slated for launch on the 45th anniversary of Israel’s Six Day War, "Enfold Me," debut novel from Steven Greenberg, is the first serious Israeli fiction since Amos Keinan’s ‘The Road to Ein Harod’ to be set in a tightly-conceived post-Israel Middle East.

Online PR News – 28-May-2012 – ISRAEL – On June 5, the 45th anniversary of Israel’s 1967 Six Day War, debut author Steven Greenberg will release his novel, Enfold Me. Set in a meticulously-created and chillingly-realistic post-Israel Middle East, Enfold Me is a story of personal loss, regional intrigue, and ex post facto national reckoning.

Elegantly written and with geopolitical and historical oversight from an Oxford-educated archaeologist, Enfold Me is gripping in its plot and groundbreaking in its dystopian premise. The book poses a question from which Israeli authors have typically shied away: what happens when modern Israel ceases to exist? Enfold Me takes this formerly-taboo scenario as a starting point, and builds an accessible and compelling story within it.

“Told from a distinctly pro-Israeli perspective, this book will serve to reiterate the dangers facing Israel by making them very real,” said Steven Greenberg. “It’s not wishful thinking that produced this novel, but rather a strong inclination for self-preservation.”

Enfold Me - Plotline

Precipitated by a massive earthquake and an Iranian-led attack, the fall of Israel rips Daniel Blum from his suburban family life and scientific career. Isolated and alone, he endures the subjugation and terror of life in Hamas-controlled Northern Liberated Palestine.

Now, Daniel must follow George Farrah, with whom he shares a dark secret, through a no-man’s–land deep under the Carmel mountain and into Egyptian-controlled, quake-ravaged Tel Aviv. Their goal: the ruins of a secret Israeli research facility and a mission crucial to the regional balance of power.

Together, Daniel and George wrestle with the bonds of country, ethnicity, family, and scientific ethics – shadowed all the while by the elusive personal tragedy that haunts Daniel’s every step.

Enfold Me - Pre-Release Reader Reviews

“Beautiful. Eerie and thought provoking.”

“…frighteningly plausible...I was gripped and there were many times where I really should have put it down sooner…”

"Dark, chilling - an uncomfortable read, but in a good way."

About Steven Greenberg

Born in 1967, Steven Greenberg is a professional writer and an Israeli. He is also a full-time cook, cleaner, chauffeur, and work-at-home Dad for three amazing young children, and the lucky husband of a loving and very supportive wife.

Born in Texas and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steven emigrated to Israel only months before the first Gulf War, following his graduation from Indiana University in 1990. In 1996, Steven was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces, where he served for 12 years as a Reserve Combat Medic. Since 2002, he has worked as an independent marketing writer, copywriter and consultant.


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