The Lover by A. B. Yehoshua audiobook

The Lover

By A. B. Yehoshua
Translated from Hebrew by Philip Simpson
Read by Betsy Foldes-Meiman , Jim Meskimen , Jodi Carlisle , Taylor Meskimen , Jason Culp , and Zach Villa

HMH Audio 9780385121347
16.26 Hours 1
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A husband’s search for his wife’s lover, lost amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Writing from the widely different perspectives of the main characters, Yehoshua explores the realities and consequences of the affair and the search, laying bare deep-rooted tensions. He manages to capture both modern-day Israel and its ancient past in addition to creating intensely human protagonists. Critical of Israeli society and the way in which Zionism has been distorted, this novel was both highly controversial and a spectacular bestseller in Israel, bringing international acclaim to its remarkable author.

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Summary

Summary

A husband’s search for his wife’s lover, lost amid the turbulence of the Yom Kippur War, is the heart of this dreamlike novel. Writing from the widely different perspectives of the main characters, Yehoshua explores the realities and consequences of the affair and the search, laying bare deep-rooted tensions. He manages to capture both modern-day Israel and its ancient past in addition to creating intensely human protagonists.

Critical of Israeli society and the way in which Zionism has been distorted, this novel was both highly controversial and a spectacular bestseller in Israel, bringing international acclaim to its remarkable author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Has the symmetry of an elegantly cut gem.” New York
“Elusive, haunting. New York Times Book Review
“[A] profound study of personal and political trauma.” Daily Telegraph (London)

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Author Bio: A. B. Yehoshua

Author Bio: A. B. Yehoshua

A. B. Yehoshua is the author of numerous novels, including The Lover, Mr. Mani, Five Seasons, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and he has received many awards worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 16.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English