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The Game

The Game

by Izzy Abrahami


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This satiric fable about a fad that captures the nation begins one evening in a housing development, when an idle man happens to notice that the hundreds of windows he can see from his balcony form patterns of light and darkness. To escape boredom he creates a game, investing the patterns with meaning. Soon he and his wife become happily engrossed in his invention. They refine the game by observing what's going on inside the apartments behind the windows and creating a scoring system based on what they see.

From this simple beginning, Izzy Abrahami spins off an extraordinarily funny and wise novel, caricaturing modern society. His two voyeurs are discovered by their neighbors, who panic over the fact that they're being watched . . . until they themselves discover what it is that the voyeurs are doing. Then they too become fascinated with the game; their fascination is echoed by the rest of the country, and the game spreads like wildfire.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578964317
Publisher: Richard Schober D/B/A Tough Poets Press
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Izzy (Isidore) Abrahami, (1930-2013) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and grew up in Haifa, Israel, where he studied agriculture. After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, he went on to study theater, first in Israel and then in the UK at the renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. What followed was a tour of capitals and countries-London, Ireland, Norway, New York, Belgium, Israel, and the Netherlands-where Izzy worked as an actor, director, journalist, film and TV director, and artist.His novel The Game was first published in 1973 by Charles Scribner's Sons, and was translated and published in Germany, South America, France, Israel, and the Netherlands. It was also made into a radio play in Switzerland.His second novel, Euni, The Book of Enemies, was published posthumously in 2014, and is based on the author's personal experiences as a teenager during the Arab-Israeli War.

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