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The Women My Father Knew
     

The Women My Father Knew

by Savyon Liebrecht, Sondra Silverston (Translator)
 

A literary mystery, set in New York City and bohemian Tel Aviv, by one of Israel’s most admired popular authors.
After his successful first novel, Meir suffers writer’s block. Then his father, poet and charmer of women, who supposedly died decades earlier, contacts him and they arrange to meet. Fragmented, troubling memories of a forgotten childhood

Overview

A literary mystery, set in New York City and bohemian Tel Aviv, by one of Israel’s most admired popular authors.
After his successful first novel, Meir suffers writer’s block. Then his father, poet and charmer of women, who supposedly died decades earlier, contacts him and they arrange to meet. Fragmented, troubling memories of a forgotten childhood time spent alone with his father rise to Meir’s consciousness. Swirling floodwater, a man hiding from the Gestapo, a woman flirting, a bloodstained sheet. What happened during that time, and why did his father disappear? While solving these riddles of the past, Meir inhabits the borderland between memory and artistic creation. There he finds emotions so deeply tangled in his being that they can only be expressed through art. He begins to write again—a story of a loving son who witnessed a seduction and perhaps also a murder.

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Modern Hebrew Literature
“Liebrecht delves into the archaeological layers of her characters . . . She empathizes and she loves them—and love is contagious.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892553563
Publisher:
Persea Books
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Savyon Liebrecht lives in Tel Aviv and frequently lectures throughout the United States. Her novels A Man and a Woman and a Man and The Women My Father Knew, and her story collection A Good Place for the Night, are all published by Persea Books.

Sondra Silverston has lived in Israel since 1970. Among her translations are fiction by contemporary Israeli authors Eshkol Nevo, Etgar Keret, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Megged.

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