By (author) A.B. Yehoshua
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Friendly Fire by A.B. Yehoshua
Book DescriptionA long-married couple are spending an unaccustomed week apart. The wife has flown to East Africa to grieve the death of her sister with her brother-in-law, who had suffered worse heartbreak years earlier. The husband, a familiar Yehoshua character, stays behind in Israel for his busy lift engineering consultancy, and his large demanding family. The chapters alternate between husband and wife, creating a complex web of family relations, memories and discoveries, with death looming large over all. Friendly Fire explores themes touched upon in A.B. Yehoshua's earlier novels, with the author's customary stylistic brilliance, imagination and humour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905559084
(218mm x 139mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Halban Publishers
Publisher: Halban Publishers
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A.B. Yehoshua
Retrospective, Paperback (February 2013)
From the internationally acclaimed author of Mr. Mani and A Woman in Jerusalem, a thrilling novel that explores the relationship between life and art through the eyes of a film director, his screenwriter and their muse.
Woman in Jerusalem, Paperback (September 2011)
Now an award-winning feature film 'The Human Resources Manager'
Friendly Fire, Paperback (September 2010)
Ostensibly about everyday life, this intense, thoughtful and often humorous novel probes deep into the psyche of its characters and of their country.
Mr Mani, Paperback (May 1993)» View all books by A.B. Yehoshua
A deeply affecting six-generational family saga that extends from 19th-century Greece and Poland to modern Israel. The narrative moves backward in time through five conversations about the bizarrely fated Mani family, climaxing in Athens in 1848 with an overpowering tale. A Notable Book of the Year. Part of the Harvest in Translation series.
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Author Biography - A.B. Yehoshua
A.B. Yehoshua is one of Israel's pre-eminent novelists. He has been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for his lifetime's creative contribution to Israel, the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize in the UK where he was also shortlisted in 2005 for the first Man Booker International Prize.
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