The Book of Intimate Grammar
Eleven years old and on the cusp of puberty, Aron Kleinfeld is precocious, imaginative - the leader of his gang of friends. But his bar mitzvah is looming, his friends are all hitting puberty and Aron, terrified and revolted by what he sees around him, enters a state of arrested development. He stops growing, retreats from the world, and is imprisoned in the body of a child for three long years. While Israel inches towards the Six-Day War, and his friends cross the boundary between childhood and adolescence, Aron remains in his child's body, spying on the changes that adulthood wreaks as, like his hero Houdini, he struggles to escape the trap of growing up.
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The book of intimate grammarUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Grossman, one of Israel's premier young novelists (e.g., The Smile of the Lamb, LJ 1/91), presents an Israeli rite de passage worthy of comparison with Salinger and Golding. Twelve-year-old Ahron, the ... Read full review
Review: The Book of Intimate GrammarUser Review - Avital Gad-Cykman - Goodreads
While reading it, I admired the writer's command of the language, and the literary use he made of it. I wonder how it works in other language than Hebrew. Read full review