By A. B. Yehoshua,Hillel Halkin
a girl in her forties is a sufferer of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem marketplace. Her physique lies unidentified in a health facility morgue. She had it appears labored as a cleansing lady at a bakery, yet there is not any checklist 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 via guilt, entrusts the duty of realizing who she used to be, and burying her, to a human assets man.
This guy is before everything reluctant to tackle the task, yet because the evidence of the woman’s existence take shape—she was once an engineer from the previous Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a non secular pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging through an early picture, beautiful—he yields to emotions of remorse, atonement, or even love.
without delay profoundly severe, absorbingly suspenseful, and darkly funny, A lady in Jerusalem is a winner of the l. a. occasions ebook Prize from the popular writer of The Extra and the recent York instances impressive booklet A trip to the tip of the Millennium.
“An elegantly based, completely obtainable 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