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Description - Ode to Joy by Shifra Horn

Following a terrorist explosion on a bus in Jerusalem, Yael, a married mother who narrowly escaped the attack, is haunted by the last image she recalls before the horror: a little blonde child waving to her from the window of the bus, and the sound of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, which was playing on her car radio. Yael's husband, Nachum, seems unable, or unwilling to understand what she has been through, and although her friends and colleagues are sympathetic, they cannot share her pain. Still traumatised, she feels compelled to seek out the blonde child's grieving father, the enigmatic and mysterious Avshalom. Drawn to him through their mutual suffering and fascinated by his unusual background, Yael begins to fall helplessly in love with him. Avshalom too, cannot deny his own feelings, but his belief that the loss of his wife and child is divine punishment for past sins overshadows any glimmer of hope for their future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749936358
ISBN-10: 0749936355
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 128mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shifra Horn

Shifra Horn lives in Jerusalem and this is her fourth novel. She has won several literary prizes and is also the author of the international bestsellers The Fairest Among Women, Four Mothers and Tamara Walks on Water.

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