Synopses & Reviews
A humble man and a religious man, who worked as a presser in a laundry, Ezra Siman Tov was also a teller of of stories, stories that that enthralled and captivated his friends in their Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His brother-in-law, Dr. Tawil, gave him a grudging respect, the Torah scholars listened surreptitiously and th Great Writer - SY Agnon?-took his stories and gave tehm form. But along with his stories, Ezra also had a shame and a secret, which overshadowed his family. and his secret suffering never left him quite free.
Ezra Siman Tov is a simple storyteller who captivates his friends in the Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His professor brother-in-law gives him grudging respect, Torah scholars listen to him surreptitiously, and a famous author bases his work on his tales. But Ezra has a secret that overshadows his family life and refuses to leave him. In this colorful novel, Sabato creates a world in which faith provides a framework and a deep source of comfort in life.