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Her body knows : two novellas

Title
Her body knows : two novellas / David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen.
Author
Grossman, David.
Publication
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

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Additional Authors
  • Cohen, Jessica.
  • Grossman, David.
Description
264 pages; 24 cm
Summary
"A fevered storyteller and a captive audience revisit the past together in each of David Grossman's new novellas, trying to make sense of a betrayal that neither one can put to rest." "In Frenzy, reserved, respectable Shaul lets his sister-in-law, Esti, into a secret nightmare as he reveals to her his conviction that his wife is having an affair. Along with Esti, we find ourselves trapped in his paranoia and desperation as we accompany the odd pair down Israel's highways on a journey that reveals a passion perverted by jealousy and self-loathing." "In the title novella, a successful but embittered novelist visits her mother, who is in the last stages of cancer. Grossman investigates the powers of storytelling to harm and heal as the daughter reads aloud her own imagined, merciless account of her mother's love affair with a much younger teenage boy. Gradually it becomes clear that, for all its anger, the daughter's story and the writing process itself have led her to a new appreciation of her mother's difficult character, and her own."--BOOK JACKET.
Uniform Title
Ba-guf ani mevinah. English
Alternative Title
Ba-guf ani mevinah.
ISBN
0374175578 (hardcover : alk.)
LCCN
2004056267
OCLC
  • ocm56413430
  • SCSB-5183467
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries