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Yaniv Iczkovits

Fiction, 2021


An extra cadaver is discovered in the Technion's Medical School anatomy lab. So opens the murder case that will shake the world of police investigator Iris Abramov. Iris' path intersects with that of Idan Luria, a young runaway who is living at a commune in the home of Tobias, an Arab poet.


This layered novel takes place over two decades, but despite the distance of space and time, the lives and dreams of these protagonists intersect and affect each other. Their stories pulse through a world of police brutality, predatory gentrification, fraught racial politics, and a corrupt justice system. NOBODY LEAVES PALO ALTO is at once a local and a universal novel. Yaniv Iczkovits, a gifted storyteller whose devoted readers will follow him everywhere, writes of undeclared heroes and reveals courage, sincerity and beauty, even in the darkest places.

Now a major TV series on Keshet


Rights sold:

France: Gallimard, Romania: Humanitas

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