byBenjamin TammuzTranslated byMildred Budny, Kim Parfitt

May 17, 2013|
Minotaur by Benjamin Tammuz
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With echoes of Kafka and Conrad," the acclaimed Israeli author of Castle in Spain offers "a provocative, spare, slow-to-unfold mystery of character" ( Kirkus Reviews ). On the day of his forty-first birthday, Israeli secret agent Alexander Abramov encounters a beautiful young redhead on a city bus. He immediately recognizes her as the woman he has been searching for all his life, the one he has loved forever. Though they have never met, he is certain this young woman named Thea is an essential part of his life''s destiny. Using all the tricks of his trade and communicating through anonymous letters, Abramov takes control of Thea''s life without ever revealing his identity. Soon, Abramov''s desperate, dangerous love for a woman half his age consumes everything in its path: time, distance, and rival suitors. And for Thea, keeping her lover safe from the amorous "Mr. Anonymous" becomes an obsession of her own. Only Abramov''s own story, of a life conditioned by isolation, distrust, violence, and murder, can explain his devastating manipulation of the woman he professes to love. Hailed by Graham Greene as "the best novel of the year" upon its initial release in 1981, Minotaur is a highly inventive literary thriller. "
Benjamin Tammuzwas born in Russia in 1919 and immigrated to Palestine with his family at the age of five. He was a sculptor as well as a diplomat, a writer, and, for many years, literary editor of the Ha''aretz newspaper. His numerous novels and short stories have been widely translated from the Hebrew and have received several litera...
Title:MinotaurFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:185 pages, 8.21 X 5.34 X 0.58 inShipping dimensions:185 pages, 8.21 X 5.34 X 0.58 inPublished:May 17, 2013Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609451163

ISBN - 13:9781609451165

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