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THE ZIGZAG KID

David Grossman

Fiction, 1994

A long train ride from Jerusalem to Haifa turns into a journey of discovery for 13-year-old Amnon “Nono” Feierberg, as he unravels the mystery of his past with the help of the country’s most notorious con artist.

Awards: Premio Grinzane (Torino) and Premio Mondelo (Palermo)

 

Rights Sold:

Brazil: Companhia das Letras; China: Yilin Press; Denmark: Forlaget Vandkunsten; France: Editions du  Seuil; Germany, Hanser, Pb Fischer Taschenbuchverlag; Greece: Kastanitois Editions; Holland: Cossee, Pb, Rainbow;  Hungary, Cartaphilus; Italy: Mondadori; Israel: HaSifria HaHadasha/HaKibbutz HaMeuchad; Romania, Univers; Russia, Text Publishers; Taiwan: Locus; Turkey, Dost; Spain, Random House Mondadori (Lumen); Sweden: Bonnier Alba (reverted); UK: Bloomsbury; USA: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 

Dramatic Rights: Bos Bros Film-TV Productions BV

Theater Rights: Stichting Theater Initiatieven en Produkties (STIP) Holland; Zeven/Inne Gorris, Belgium

Reviews:

“Lighthearted and funny, a book of enormous charm.” – The New York Times

“Grossman’s energetic characterization and abundantly imaginative plotting combine in an engaging and charming tale. He conjures the confusions of both adolescence and adulthood in a way that is sensitive and true.” – The Guardian

“Israeli novelist Grossman's inventive tale is a rollicking delight, combining on-the-road adventure with meaty reflection on what it means to be happy.” – Bill Ott, Booklist