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“In a few nearly mythic books, such as Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, Günter Grass's The Tin Drum, Gabriel García Máquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, large visions of history get hold in innovative ways. See Under: LOVE may be a worthy successor to this small but awesome canon.” Edmund White, The New York Times Book Review
“A world-class work of fiction, one of the most profound, compelling, and ingenious novels that I have read in years.” Tom LeClair, USA Today
“A dazzling work of imagination.” Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The only child of two Holocaust survivors learns to open himself to attachment and humanity. (Sept.)
The author of the nonfiction The Yellow Wind ( LJ 4/15/88), a work about the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma that received much acclaim last year, now turns his hand to fiction. The year is 1959, and nine-year-old protagonist and narrator Momik--the only child of survivors of the Holocaust--dutifully copies all the exhortations of his parents and neighbors into a notebook. Grappling with such ominous terms as ``over there,'' ``the nasty beast,'' and ``children of the heart,'' Momik learns to hide all his feelings and shield himself from all attachments. But eventually he is touched by humanity, learning that loving kindness exists alongside the horrors of history. An incredibly original and imaginative novel by one of Israel's truly gifted young writers. The Yellow Wind was one of LJ 's ``Best Books of 1988.'' See the article in the January issue, p.40.-- Ed. -- Molly Abramowitz, Silver Spring, Md.