Synopses & Reviews
Ossyane, a young Lebanese man and his Jewish wife Clara return to live in Haifa after World War II. Just as war breaks out in the new-born state of Israel, Ossayne is forced to go to Beirut. The border with Israel closes behind him and he becomes separated from his wife with tragic consequences.
The struggles in the Near East in the wake of World War II are brought painfully to life in this luminous novel by the Goncourt Prize winner of 1993.