Hilarious and sad at the same time, Ehrlich's collection of short stories, Who Will Die Last is an original and moving work of fiction. Ever deeply humane, the author takes his characters on a tantalizing journey through their souls. His understated style transforms even a heartbreaking plot into an uplifting and funny story. Israel's special history, landscapes, and conflicts add to the drama and passion of the book. Ehrlich's themes relate to gay life in Israel, the pull of loneliness, and the power of community. Rather than a single translator, this collection employs a variety of translators, reflecting in many ways the luminous diversity of voices in the stories.
|Publisher:||Syracuse University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
David Ehrlich is the author of two short story collections in Hebrew, 18 Blue (Yediot Aharonot Press, 2003) and Tuesday and Thursday Mornings (Yediot Aharonot Press, 1999). His bookstore Tmol Shilshom is a haven for avant-garde artists and writers, the site of numerous readings by eminent authors, and inspired books such as Nathan Englander's For the Relief of Unbearable Urges.