The Lover (Paperback)

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The Lover (Paperback)


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“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

A. B. YEHOSHUA (1936-2022) was born in Jerusalem to a Sephardi family. Drawing comparisons to William Faulkner and described by Saul Bellow as “one of Israel's world-class writers”, Yehoshua, an ardent humanist and titan of storytelling, distinguished himself from contemporaries with his diverse exploration of Israeli identity. His work, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages, includes two National Jewish Book Award winners (Five Seasons and Mr. Mani) and has received countless honors worldwide, including the International Booker Prize shortlist and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Woman in Jerusalem).

Product Details ISBN: 9780156539128
ISBN-10: 0156539128
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: May 7th, 1993
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Harvest in Translation