Hebrew Language Contemporary Fiction
The Diamond Setter
Paperback ISBN: 1590518918
A young man from Damascus named Fareed crosses illegally into Israel, where he is drawn into Tel Aviv's gay scene and protest movement, and falls in love with an Israeli soldier, while revealing a story of forbidden love from his family's past.
A Horse Walks into a Bar
Paperback ISBN: 1101973498
WINNER OF THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE In a dive bar in a small Israeli city, Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, takes the stage for his final show. Over the course of a single evening, Dov’s patter becomes a kind of memoir, taking us back into the terrors of his childhood. And in the dance between comic and audience, a deeper story begins to take shape as Dov confronts the decision that has shaped the course of his life—a story that will alter the lives of several of those in attendance. A poignant exploration of how people confront life’s capricious battering, A Horse Walks into a Bar is a searing story of loss and survival.
Paperback ISBN: 1609450000
Relieved of his duties as an interrogator after two suspects die, an Israeli secret service agent begrudgingly accepts a new assignment in which he goes undercover as an aspiring novelist to target a wanted terrorist leader, who is the son of a renowned Palestinian poet.
All the Rivers
Hardcover ISBN: 0375508295
When an Israeli translator named Liat goes to New York for six months of study, she meets Hilmi, a charismatic and kind Palestinian born in Hebron, and their passionate affair grows into something more, forcing them to choose between love and duty.
All Whom I Have Loved
Paperback ISBN: 080521125x
All Whom I Have Loved is the haunting story of a Jewish family in Eastern Europe in the 1930s as seen through the eyes of an unforgettable nine-year-old boy. The beloved only child of divorced parents, Paul watches helplessly as his family and his world dissolve around him. At first he lives with his mother—a secular, assimilated schoolteacher, whom he adores until she “betrays
Paperback ISBN: 0553385291
The diary of Liraz Liberti, a twenty-one-year-old member of an Israeli commando team stationed at Beaufort, a Crusader fort in southern Lebanon, during the final winter of Israeli occupation, records the experiences of the soldiers as they deal with near-constant bombardment by Hezbollah and wrestle with their feelings about love, sex, family, war, fear, and death. A first novel. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Bethlehem Road Murder
A Michael Ohayon Mystery
Paperback ISBN: 0060954922
When the murdered body of a young woman is discovered in an attic in the closed Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem, chief superintendent Michael Ohayon navigates the area's complex culture and finds his investigation hampered by a past love. By the author of Murder on a Kibbutz. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0547747594
After seven years with no communication, a divorcee writes a letter to her ex-husband begging for help with their rebellious son. That single epistle opens a flood gate of correspondence that leads to her ex- and current husband rivaling not only for her loyalty but for her son's as well.
Blooms of Darkness
Paperback ISBN: 0805212345
A new novel from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Israeli writer (“One of the greatest writers of the age”—The Guardian), a haunting, heartbreaking story of love and loss. The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and eleven-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where one of the prostitutes has agreed to hide him. Mariana is a bitterly unhappy woman who hates what she has done to her life, and night after night Hugo sits in her closet and listens uncomprehendingly as she rages at the Nazi soldiers who come and go. When she’s not mired in self-loathing, Mariana is fiercely protective of the bewildered, painfully polite young boy. And Hugo becomes protective of Mariana, too, trying to make her laugh when she is depressed, soothing her physical and mental agony with cold compresses. As the memories of his family and friends grow dim, Hugo falls in love with Mariana. And as her life spirals downward, Mariana reaches out for consolation to the adoring boy who is on the cusp of manhood. The arrival of the Russian army sends the prostitutes fleeing. But Mariana is too well known, and she is arrested as a Nazi collaborator for having slept with the Germans. As the novel moves toward its heartrending conclusion, Aharon Appelfeld once again crafts out of the depths of unfathomable tragedy a renewal of life and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. From the Hardcover edition.