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David Grossman

Fiction, 1998

While attending a gathering of high school alumni, 33-year old Yair spots Miriam across the room. Struck by the way she holds herself, he decides to write her a letter, offering her a degree of intimacy neither has achieved in their respective marriages. This intimacy, however, is to remain confined to their letters, as Yair seeks to detach love from sex and redefine both.


Rights Sold:

Finland, Otava; France, Editions du Seuil; Germany, Hanser, Pb Fischer Taschenbuchverlag; Holland: Ambo/Anthos Uitgevers; Israel: HaSifria HaHadasha/HaKibbutz HaMeuchad; Italy: Mondadori; Portugal, Campo das Letras; Russia, Corpus; Spain, Random House Mondadori (Lumen); UK: Bloomsbury; USA: Farrar, Straus & Giroux


“Nothing less than a transformative work of art, the finest novel to date by a writer who has been one of the most original and talented not only in his own country but anywhere…It is a fully realized work of fiction, and it unfolds as a flood of the most deeply felt emotions.” – The New York Times Book Review

“A romantic novel...a novel which finds a human face in the dark side of existence...It is a novel that promises readers many an enchanting afternoon.” – Frankfurter Rundschau

“David Grossman reveals the scope of his universal vision and enormous talent.” – Le Monde des Livres

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