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The Lover

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Publisher Comments:

The author's first novel — a dreamlike story of a husband's obsessive search for his wife's lover amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War. "The story of the search has the elegant symmetry of a cut gem" (New Yorker). Translated by Philip Simpson.

Synopsis:

“Elusive, haunting.”—New York Times Book Review

A husband’s search for his wife’s lover, lost amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Through five different perspectives, Yehoshua explores the realities and consequences of the affair and the search, laying bare deep-rooted tensions within family, between generations, between Jews and Arabs.

“[A] profound study of personal and political trauma.” —Daily Telegraph

"Has the symmetry of an elegantly cut gem.” —The New Yorker

About the Author

A.B.Yehoshua was born in Jerusalem in 1936, the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jerusalemite family. After studying Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he started a teacing career from 1963 to 1967 lived and taught in Paris, and is now a Professor of literature at Haifa University. Yehoshua has published numerous novels, short stories, plays and essays and is one of the best internationally known Israeli authors.

He has received several literary prizes both in Israel and abroad, among which: the Brenner Prize, the Bialik Prize (1989) the Alterman Prize, Best Novel of the year for Mr Mani ( UK, 1992), the Koret Jewish Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Israel Prize for Literature (1995), the Giovanni Boccaccio Prize (Italy, 2005) and the Viareggio Prize for Lifetime Achievement (Italy, 2005). His work has been published abroad in 28 languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156539128
Author:
Yehoshua, Abraham B.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Simpson, Philip
Author:
Yehoshua, A. B.
Author:
Simpson, Philip
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Subject:
Israel Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest in Translation
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 368 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156539128 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
“Elusive, haunting.”—New York Times Book Review

A husband’s search for his wife’s lover, lost amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Through five different perspectives, Yehoshua explores the realities and consequences of the affair and the search, laying bare deep-rooted tensions within family, between generations, between Jews and Arabs.

“[A] profound study of personal and political trauma.” —Daily Telegraph

"Has the symmetry of an elegantly cut gem.” —The New Yorker

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