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 medical institution morgue. She had it appears labored as a cleansing girl at a bakery, yet there's no checklist of her employment. whilst a Jerusalem day-by-day accuses the bakery of “gross negligence and inhumanity towards an employee,” the bakery’s proprietor, beaten through guilt, entrusts the duty of understanding who she used to be, and burying her, to a human assets man.
This guy is firstly reluctant to tackle the activity, yet because the evidence of the woman’s existence take shape—she used to be 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 severe, absorbingly suspenseful, and darkly funny, A lady in Jerusalem is a winner of the la occasions e-book Prize from the popular writer of The Extra and the recent York occasions striking booklet A trip to the tip of the Millennium.
“An elegantly established, 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