A Late Divorce

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 1, 2012 - Fiction - 364 pages
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“Anyone who has had experience of the sad and subtle ways in which human beings torment one another under license of family ties will appreciate the merits of A.B. Yehoshua’s A Late Divorce.” —London Review of Books

A powerful story about a family—and a country —in crisis.

The father of three grown children comes back to Israel to get a divorce from his wife of many years; another woman, newly pregnant, awaits him in America. Narrated in turn by each family member—husband and wife, sons and daughter, young grandson—the drama builds to a crescendo at the traditional family gathering on Passover Eve.

“Each character here is brilliantly realized . . . Thank goodness for a novel that is ambitious and humane and that is about things that really matter”—New Statesman

"A master storyteller whose tales reveal the inner life of a vital, conflicted nation.” — Wall Street Journal
 

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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday Night
Friday Four To Five PM
Saturday?
The Day of the Seder
The First Day of Passover
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A. B. YEHOSHUA is the author of numerous novels, including Mr. Mani, Five Seasons, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and he has received many awards worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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