The Lover

The Lover

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by A. B. Yehoshua
     
 

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A husband's search for his wife's lover, lost amidst the turbulence of the Yom Kippur war, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Writing from the widely different perspectives of the main characters, Yehoshua manages to capture both modern-day Israel and its ancient past in addition to creating intensely human protagonists. Critical of Israeli society and the way in

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A husband's search for his wife's lover, lost amidst the turbulence of the Yom Kippur war, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Writing from the widely different perspectives of the main characters, Yehoshua manages to capture both modern-day Israel and its ancient past in addition to creating intensely human protagonists. Critical of Israeli society and the way in which Zionism has been distorted, this novel was both highly controversial and a spectacular best-seller in Israel, bringing international acclaim to its remarkable author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385121347
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1978
Pages:
352

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.