The Red Tent review
Without giving too much away … To anyone who reads The Red Tent with some background in Biblical literature, Dinah’s untold story presents a shocking alternative to the traditional narrative of Jacob’s forgotten daughter. The Red Tent is a work of fiction written as if Dinah were giving us her long-lost autobiography. We know her as a victim of rape, but this story presents her as a respected and accomplished midwife, descended from a long line of proud matriarchs. Diamant fills in the story that the holy books left out, providing her own interpretation of how Dinah spent her time with her four mothers and her life after marriage.