The Lover

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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 ...

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Overview

“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156539128
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/1/1993
  • Series: Harvest in Translation Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,037,712
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

A. B. YEHOSHUA is one of Israel's preeminent writers. His novels include A Journey to the End of the Millenium , The Liberated Bride , and A Woman in Jerusalem , which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2007. He lives in Haifa.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    Aan author on a mission

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    Original

    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.

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