By David Grossman
«La obra maestra de David Grossman. Si Flaubert creó a Emma Bovary y Tolstói a Anna Karenina, ahora tenemos a Ora, una mujer de cuerpo entero, más viva que cualquier otro personaje de los angeles ficción contemporánea. Leí las espléndidas páginas de l. a. vida entera de un tirón, las devoré: una experiencia inolvidable.»
A las cinco de los angeles mañana los soldados pueden llamar a tu puerta para comunicar lo que ya temías: tu hijo ha muerto defendiendo l. a. tierra de Israel. Para ahuyentar esta visita, Ora, una mujer madura que ha tropezado más de una vez con el dolor, come to a decision dejar su hogar y andar sin rumbo por los campos que rodean Jerusalén. Intuye que, mientras ella camine, su hijo Ofer, enrolado como voluntario en el ejército, estará a salvo.
David Grossman está considerado uno de los escritores más importantes de l. a. literatura israelí contemporánea y ha sido comparado con Günter Grass y Gabriel García Márquez. De su obra destacan las novelas Véase: amor, Tú serás mi cuchillo, Llévame contigo y La vida entera.
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