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I picked this up to practice my Hebrew and only slogged through it for that purpose. Alternating narratives--one about a photographer/activist/child-of-privilege in Tel Aviv who becomes a stalker over the course of her extra-marital affair with an Israeli Arab and alienates her best friend, the other about the aforementioned best friend's trip to France for the funeral of her cousin, a gay man who died of AIDS. Melodramatic stuff, awkwardly handled. Also precious, pretentious, and already dated. ...more
Ronit Matalon, the author of The One Facing Us and Bliss, among other books, is one of Israel’s foremost writers. Her work has been translated into six languages and honored with the prestigious Bernstein Award; the French publication of The Sound of Our Steps won the Prix Alberto-Benveniste for 2013. A journalist and critic, Matalon also teaches comparative literature and creative writing at Haif ...moreMore about Ronit Matalon...