In the autumn, Molkho's wife dies and his years of loving attention are ended. But his newfound freedom is filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love. Winter sees him away to the operas of Berlin and a comic tryst with a legal advisor who has a sprained ankle. Spring takes him to Galilee and an underage Indian girl. Jerusalem in the summer presents him with an offer from an old classmate to seduce his infertile wife. And the next autumn it is Nina (if only they spoke the same language!), whose yearning for her Russian home leads Molkho back to life.
Five Seasons is a finely nuanced, unabashedly realistic novel that provides immense reading pleasure.
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Among contemporary Israeli novelists, none infuses realistic fiction with a more subtle mixture of comedy and pathos than Yehoshua. Molkho, the middle-aged, newly widowered protagonist, earns easy ... Read full review
Part II WINTER
Part III SPRING
Part IV SUMMER
Part V AUTUMN
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