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STONE FOR STONE

STONE FOR STONE

By: GUR, Batya (Estate)

Fiction, 1998

The powerful story of a woman whose son is killed playing a form of Russian Roulette while serving in the army. Loosely based on an actual incident, this bestseller is a testament to Gur’s leading voice in Israeli fiction.

Rights Sold to:

France, Editions Gallimard; Germany, Berlin Verlag; Germany (Paperback) Goldmann; Israel, Keter; Spain, Siruela

Reviews:

“Rachela strides into a battle for a new tradition that is resistant to repression... Stone for Stone is great universal literature, because it universalizes its two concrete spheres of subject-matter: the decay of both society and private life in Israel within a third sphere.” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“In a new novel that distances her from the mystery genre, Batya Gur opposes the principle of law as it appears in texts in favor of veritable justice.” – Le Monde des Livres