A Woman in Jerusalem (Paperback)
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A Woman in Jerusalem (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 15/09/2011
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A suicide bomb explodes in a Jerusalem market. One of the victims is a migrant worker without any papers, only a salary slip from the bakery where she worked as a night cleaner. As her body lies unclaimed in the morgue, her employers are labelled unfeeling and inhuman by a local journalist. The manager of human resources is given the task of discovering who she was and why she had come to Jerusalem.

As the image of this once-beautiful dead woman begins to obsess him, the manager turns this duty into a personal mission - he is no longer just saving his company's reputation by trying to discover her identity and assure her of a dignified funeral. He is now restoring her not only to her family and country but also to common humanity - whilst at the same time conquering the hardness of his own heart.

"There are human riches here. The manager moves from a man who has given up on love to one who opens himself to it. And there are strange and powerful scenes - of the morgue, of the coffin, of the Soviet base where the manager passes through the purging of body and soul."
Carole Angier, The Independent

Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781905559244
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 16 mm


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"There are human riches here. The manager moves from a man who has given up on love to one who opens himself to it. And there are strange and powerful scenes - of the morgue, of the coffin, of the Soviet base where the manager passes through the purging of body and soul." (Carole Angier, The Independent) "Mr Yehoshua's A Woman in Jerusalem is a sad, warm, funny book about Israel and being Jewish, and one that has deep lessons to impart - for other people as well as his own." (The Economist) "This novel has about it the force and deceptive simplicity of a masterpiece..." (Claire Messud, The New York Times)"

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