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“Seductively heady . . . Ingeniously explores the unfathomable mysteries of the heart.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
A young Israeli intern vying for the position of surgeon learns that his internship has been terminated and he has been chosen to accompany the hospital administrator and his wife on a trip to India. There, the couple intend to retrieve their ailing daughter and bring her back to Israel. The long journey awakens urges in the young doctor that will threaten his carefully contained world.
Juxtaposing Western realism and Eastern mysticism, Open Heart is an “astonishing work about love in all its forms. [One that] speaks across the barriers of translation and culture to readers everywhere” (Washington Post Book World).
“At times incantatory and magical, sometimes disturbing, and often astonishing . . . Entertains the mind while it captivates the soul.” —Seattle Times
"Mind-expanding and poetic, a book that will stay with you long after you have turned its final page.” —New York Times
From an award-winning author comes a national bestseller of forbidden passion, obsession, and spiritual yearning. When an ambitious young Israeli internist accompanies a hospital administrator and his wife on a trip to India, the long journey awakens in him an erotic passion that dares to destroy his tidy world.
In this “astonishing work about love in all its forms” (Washington Post Book World), an ambitious young doctor accompanies his superior to India, where he discovers an illicit passion that threatens to destroy his orderly world.
About the Author
A. B. YEHOSHUA is one of Israel's preeminent writers. His novels include A Journey to the End of the Millenium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem, which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2007. He lives in Haifa.
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