An inspiring novel, a philosophical love story, and a moving ode to a woman. The narrator, a 40-something year old man is a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy known as Hoo. He has been given the nickname by Mellie, the woman he addresses in this book while exploring his memories of their years together and apart. The two have known each other since high school in New York in the 1950s—and perhaps, Hoo thinks, much longer than that. Only as the novel unfolds do his reasons for writing to her, and the full nature of their relationship, become clear.
|Publisher:||Libros del Asteroide|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Hillel Halkin is an American-born Israeli translator, biographer, literary critic, and novelist who has lived in Israel since 1970. He has translated Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman, and major Hebrew and Israeli novelists, among them Yosef Haim Brenner, S. Y. Agnon, Shulamith Hareven, A. B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, and Meir Shalev. He is the author of an intellectual biography of Yehuda Halevi, which won a 2010 National Jewish Book Award. Halkin writes frequently on Israel and Jewish culture and on politics for numerous publications.