Almost Dead: A Novel

Paperback | April 13, 2010

byAssaf Gavron

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"[An] original and powerful writer…. His clear and honest writing blasts right through the clichés and the politically correct surface to touch the chaotic and ambiguous core of the Israeli identity.” —Etgar Keret

“In a dazzling display of empathy, Gavron creates two equally compelling narrators, the bomber and his victim. This is a virtuoso work; a pitch-perfect rendering of real Israeli life in all its chaos, energy, humor and terror. I couldn’t put it down.” — Geraldine Brooks

Politically incorrect, provocative, and steeped in wit and irony, Almost Dead is a fast-paced tragicomic novel about the perfectly ordinary madness in today’s Middle East.

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"[An] original and powerful writer…. His clear and honest writing blasts right through the clichés and the politically correct surface to touch the chaotic and ambiguous core of the Israeli identity.” —Etgar Keret “In a dazzling display of empathy, Gavron creates two equally compelling narrators, the bomber and his victim. This is a vi...

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Politically incorrect, provocative, and steeped in wit and irony, a fast-paced tragicomedy about the perfectly ordinary madness in today's Middle EastA thirtysomething Tel Aviv businessman, Eitan "Croc" Einoch's life is turned upside down when he narrowly escapes a suicide bombing on the minibus he rides to work. When he lives through ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061984043

ISBN - 13:9780061984044

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“Assaf Gavron has done the impossible: written a darkly funny novel about suicide bombing. . . . This is a virtuoso work; a pitch-perfect rendering of real Israeli life in all its chaos, energy, humor and terror. I couldn’t put it down.”