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  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    ?In a shimmering gem of a new book, the critic and translator Hillel Halkin has brought to life, with vibrant and personal immediacy, the passions, ideas, sensibilities, convictions?and the voice?of this emblematic Jewish spirit. . . . Our own period has seen renewed interest in Halevi, of which Halkin?s book, coruscating and compulsively readable,... more...

  • Melisande!by Hillel Halkin

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    An inspiring novel; a philosophical love story; a moving ode to a woman, as joyful and celebratory as it is elegiac. The narrator of Melisande! What Are Dreams? is a man in his forties, a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy known as Hoo. He has been given the nickname by Mellie, the woman he addresses in this book while exploring his memories of their... more...

  • The Dove Flyerby Eli Amir; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2011; US$ 11.65

    When his Uncle Hizkel is arrested, Kabi and his family face an uncertain future as do all Jews living in 1950s' Baghdad. Each member of Kabi's circle has a different dream: his mother wants to return to the Moslem quarter where she felt safer; his father wants to emigrate to Israel and grow rice there while Salim, his headmaster, wants Arabs and Jews... more...

  • The Liberated Brideby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    Yochanan Rivlin, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Haifa University, is determined to understand two conflicts that have become central to his life:the Algerian civil war of the 1990s, which he feels will help him better understand the Arab mind and, more personally, his son's divorce. His is a double search for truth, each involving a different... more...

  • A Woman in Jerusalemby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2011; US$ 10.19

    Now an award-winning feature film The Human Resources Manager   A suicide bomb explodes in a Jerusalem market. One of the victims is a migrant worker without any papers, only a salary slip from the bakery where she worked as a night cleaner. As her body lies unclaimed in the morgue, her employers are labelled unfeeling and inhuman by a local journalist.... more...

  • Five Seasonsby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    In the autumn, Molkho?s wife dies. His years of loving care have ended and his newfound freedom proves unlike the one he had imagined. It is an uneasy freedom, filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love, but whose longing for meaningful relationships is held hostage by the spirit of his wife. Five Seasons is a subtle and often... more...

  • A Late Divorceby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    Yehuda Kaminka, a retired teacher, returns to Israel from the U.S. to divorce his estranged wife who was committed to a mental asylum after she stabbed him. This impending divorce inevitably throws into turmoil the couple?s three children and grandson. Yehuda?s nine days, leading up to Passover, are remembered by different members of the family:... more...

  • Mr Maniby A.B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Halban 2012; US$ 10.19

    Five conversations, each centring on the fate of a different member of the Sephardi Mani family, make up this profound, far-reaching and passionate Mediterranean novel which tells of six generations of the family, but in reverse chronology. In each conversation the responses of one person are absent, thus drawing in the reader as the story reaches... more...

  • A Woman in Jerusalemby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.00

    EVEN THOUGH the manager of the human resources division had not sought such a mission, now, in the softly radiant morning, he grasped its unexpected significance. The minute the extraordinary request of the old woman who stood in her monk's robe by the dying fire was translated and explained to him, he felt a sudden lifting of his spirits, and Jerusalem,... more...

  • The Liberated Brideby A. B. Yehoshua; Hillel Halkin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    PART I A Village Wedding HAD HE KNOWN that on this evening, on the hill where the village held its celebrations, an evening suffused by the scent of a fig tree bent over the table like another, venerable guest, he would again be struck-but powerfully-by a sense of failure and missed opportunity, he might have more decisively made his excuses to... more...