About this book
Paperback edition of Grossman's latest novel, which explores family life and the cost of war in Israel. Examines the relationship between a soldier in the Israeli army and his mother, in an epic tale. An international bestseller, and critical success, it will appeal to fans of Roberto Bolano's "2666". 'David Grossman may be the most gifted writer I've ever read.' Nicole Krauss
Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is about to celebrate her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. Instead of waiting at home for the 'notifiers' who could arrive at any moment to tell her of her son's fate, she sets off for a hike in Galilee, leaving no forwarding address.