Description - Mr. Mani by A. B. Yehoshua
The story, which moves backwards chronologically comprises of five conversations each centring on the fate of a different member of the Mani family and in each case the responses of one person is absent; on a kibbutz in 1982, where a pregnant student tells her mother about her strange meeting in Jerusalem with Judge Mani; in occupied Crete in 1944, a German soldier tells of his experiences there with the Mani family; in British occupied Jerusalem in 1918 a British Jew briefs his commanding officer on the forthcoming trial of Yosef Mani; in Poland in 1899 a young doctor reports to his father of a journey to Jerusalem with his sister, who falls in love with Dr Moshe Mani; finally in Athens in 1848 Avraham Mani reports to his mentor about his trip to Jerusalem and the death there of his son, the first Yosef Mani.
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(195mm x 128mm x 29mm)
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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 and was shortlisted in 2005 for the first Man Booker International Prize.