A Man and a Woman and a Man: A Novel

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Persea Books, 2001 - Fiction - 249 pages
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This is the story of Hamutal, a married woman who has an affair with a stranger she meets in the nursing home where her mother and his father are dying. With two daughters, a husband, a job as editor of a psychology journal, and a home to run, Hamutal has always juggled her duties. But taking care of her mother, a Holocaust survivor now suffering from Alzheimer's disease, adds a nearly insupportable degree of responsibility and a burden of grief.

Daily visits bring back her own loveless childhood and her mother's suppressed war experiences. Across the hall, a man in a green jacket tenderly cares for his dying father. Although they have spoken only a few words, Hamutal becomes obsessed with him. Only he seems able to transport her from the tragedy of her everyday life. As his father approaches death and as Hamutal's husband and daughters become increasingly distant, an intense love affair begins.

With rare insight and sensitivity, Liebrecht captures the lovers' passion, tinged with the desperation of watching their parents' decline. Deeply conscious of how history, psychology, desire, and will make up the whole person, she navigates among the various relationships as she follows the affair to its sudden end.

With the publication of A Man and a Woman and a Man, Savyon Liebrecht confirms her place as one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Hebrew literature.

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About the author (2001)

Savyon Liebrecht lives in Tel Aviv and frequently lectures throughout the United States. Her novels A Man and a Woman and a Man and The Women My Father Knew, and her story collection A Good Place for the Night, are all published by Persea Books.

Helen Falconer, a native Londoner, has been a journalist at several major newspapers in England. She now lives in Ireland Helen Falconer, a native Londoner, has been a journalist at several major newspapers in England. She now lives in Ireland Savyon Liebrecht is the author of many volumes of short stories and this novel--all bestsellers in Israel. A Man and a Woman and a Man has also been published in Germany and Italy Savyon Liebrecht is the author of many volumes of short stories and this novel--all bestsellers in Israel. A Man and a Woman and a Man has also been published in Germany and Italy

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