The Lover

The Lover

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by A. B. Yehoshua
     
 

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“Elusive, haunting.”—New York Times Book Review

A husband’s search for his wife’s lover, lost amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Through five different perspectives, Yehoshua explores the realities and consequences of the affair and the search, laying bare deep-rooted tensions

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“Elusive, haunting.”—New York Times Book Review

A husband’s search for his wife’s lover, lost amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Through five different perspectives, Yehoshua explores the realities and consequences of the affair and the search, laying bare deep-rooted tensions within family, between generations, between Jews and Arabs.

“[A] profound study of personal and political trauma.” —Daily Telegraph

"Has the symmetry of an elegantly cut gem.” —The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156539128
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/07/1993
Series:
Harvest in Translation Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
750,119
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


A. B. YEHOSHUA is the author of numerous novels, including Mr. Mani, Five Seasons, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and he has received many awards worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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The Lover 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is heavily laden with political inuendo. The author is using every opportunity to voice his opinion on the state of Israeli affairs and how he thinks it should be handled IF you know how to read between the lines and recognize how each carachter represents another political stand point.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read a book quite like this one, but this is a good thing. It is a book about a man trying to help his wife's lover. Not a commonplace occurance. The author uses the point of view of each character to tell the story. The characters in this book are well-crafted and unique. The relationships between the characters keep you reading. It is a good story with an original plot. For a new type of story and a good read, I recommend.