(Fiction, 458 pp. Hebrew, 1986; English translation, 1989)
Related in four chapters with radically divergent styles, this challenging book by one of Israel’s best known contemporary writers presents the complex story of an only child of survivors grappling with the ghosts of the Holocaust.
- Review by Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, April 4, 1989
- Essay by Johanna Baum, Other Voices, February 2000
- Essay by David Grossman, “Confronting the Beast,” David Grossman, The Guardian, September 14, 2007
- Essay by David Grossman, “Holocaust, Storytelling, Memory, Identity,” David Grossman, Judaism, Winter 2002
- Biographical sketch