By A. B. Yehoshua,Hillel Halkin
a girl in her forties is a sufferer of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem industry. Her physique lies unidentified in a sanatorium morgue. She had it sounds as if labored as a cleansing lady at a bakery, yet there is not any list of her employment. while a Jerusalem day-by-day accuses the bakery of “gross negligence and inhumanity towards an employee,” the bakery’s proprietor, crushed by way of guilt, entrusts the duty of understanding who she was once, and burying her, to a human assets man.
This guy is firstly reluctant to tackle the activity, yet because the proof of the woman’s lifestyles take shape—she was once an engineer from the previous Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a non secular pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by means of an early picture, beautiful—he yields to emotions of remorse, atonement, or even love.
immediately profoundly critical, absorbingly suspenseful, and darkly funny, A girl in Jerusalem is a winner of the l. a. occasions publication Prize from the well known writer of The Extra and the recent York occasions impressive e-book A trip to the top of the Millennium.
“An elegantly established, completely available tale, albeit one with wealthy philosophical layers . . . strikes us with deep insights into the that means of domestic, belonging and the destiny of the stranger.” —Miami Herald
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A Woman in Jerusalem: A Novel by A. B. Yehoshua,Hillel Halkin