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David Grossman

Fiction, 1986

Momik is the child of Holocaust survivors. He grows up in the shadow of their history, determined to understand the nature of the cataclysm he hears fleetingly about, and to prepare himself for the new disaster he knows is coming by shielding himself from all feeling and attachment. Yet something in Momik pushes him into strange, perilous confrontations with the world of pain and love he is determined to avoid. 

Winner of:

Valumbrosa Prize, Italy

Prix Eliette Von Karajan, Salzburg


Rights Sold:

Bulgaria: Plato; Brazil: Companhia das Letras; China: Shanghai Translation House Publishing; Croatia: Profil International; Czech Republic: Mlada Fronta; Denmark: Gyldendal; Finland: Otava (reverted); France: Seuil; Germany: Hanser, Pb Fischer Taschenbuchverlag; Holland: Contact (reverted); Israel: HaSifria HaHadasha/HaKibbutz HaMeuchad; Italy: Mondadori; Korea: Penguin Publishers; Lithuania: Sofoklis; Norway: Gyldendal; Poland: Bertelsmann; Portugal: Don Quixote; Romania: Niculescu; Russia: Text Publishers; Serbia: Archipelago Publishers; Slovenia: Študentska založba Academic Press; Spain: Random House Mondadori (Lumen); Sweden: Bromberg’s; Turkey: Dost; UK: Jonathan Cape/Picador; USA: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux/Noonday; USA Softcover: Picador

Theatre Rights: Kammertheater Neubrandenburg, Germany (non-exclusive)


“In a few mythic books, such as Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, Gunter Grass’s The Tin Drum, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, large visions of history get told in innovative ways. See Under: Love may be a worthy successor to this small but awesome canon.” – The New York Times Book Review

“A world-class work of fiction, one of the most profound, compelling, and ingenious novels that I have read in years.” – USA Today

“A dazzling work of imagination.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

“There is no doubt that Grossman has written the most richly imaginative novel that Hebrew fiction has seen for quite some time....A truly extraordinary work of fiction.” – The New Republic

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