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WINNER OF THE PRIX FEMINA 2014 FOR FOREIGN FICTION and the WELT-LITERATURE AWARD 2012, and nominated for the Prix Medicis 2014, adn shortlisted for the JQ-Wingate Prize 2015. A profound exploration of family, yearning, compromise and the insistent pull of the past from internationally bestselling Israeli writer Zeruya Shalev.

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Zeruya Shalev was born at Kibbutz Kinneret. She is the author of five novels, a book of poetry and a children`s book. Her novels Love Life, Man and Woman and Late Family have received critical acclaim both in Israel and abroad and have been bestsellers in several countries. Shalev has been awarded the Book Publishers Association`s Gold and Platinum Prizes, the Corine Prize (Germany, 2001), the Amphi Award (France, 2003), the ACUM Prize three times (1997, 2003, 2005), and the French Wizo Prize (2007). Husband and Wife was also nominated for the Femina Prize (France, 2002). A feature film of Love Life, produced in Germany, was released in 2008. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages and in 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Welt-Literature Award, and in 2014 The Remains of Love won the Prix Femina for Foreign Fiction. She lives in Jerusalem. Philip Simpson's published translations from Hebrew to English include The Lover by A.B. Yeshoshua, Where the Jackals Howl by Amos Oz, From These Men by Shimon Peres and A Guide to the Perplexed by Gilad Atzmon. He has also contributed to The Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories, New Women's Writing from Israel and Contemporary Israeli Women's Writing, among others. He lives in Norfolk.


Hypnotic rhythm ... An acute and profound statement ... One of the most powerful novels I have read in recent years * Amos Oz *
Searing, intense, provocative * Nicole Krauss *
'Brilliant, seamless novel, Zeruya Shalev gives us a family from the inside. With uncanny precision and mastery, she charts the fluctuating consciousness of each of her three main characters * Siri Hustvedt *
This outstanding Israeli novel breaks taboos and tells tough truths about the ties that bind ... This epic is a hypnotic study of an Israeli family by a novelist of immense talent ... The novel is a great work, and Philip Simpson's natural translation from the Hebrew makes Shalev's prose seem as if it were originally written in English * Independent *
An incredible book * Irish Examiner *

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