This extraordinary memoir is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of Israel and lived through its turbulent history.
A story of clashing cultures and lives, of suffering and perseverance, of love and darkness.
Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardInternational Bestseller A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darknessis the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation.
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