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It’s just another boring summer for our teenaged narrator—until Barbra arrives. An Ethiopian Jew, Barbra was brought to Israel at age five, a part of Operation Solomon, and now our narrator’s well-intentioned father has brought her, as a teen, to their home for the summer. Soon our narrator finds himself immersed in compulsive psychosexual games with her, as she binge-drinks and lies to his family. Queen Solomon is another masterful take on the politics of sex, race, and power from the author of the Believer Book Award–winning Maidenhead.