The Extra by A. B. YehoshuaThe Extra by A. B. Yehoshua

The Extra

byA. B. YehoshuaTranslated byStuart Schoffman

Paperback | June 20, 2017

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Noga, forty-two and a divorcee, is a harpist with an orchestra in the Netherlands. Upon the sudden death of her father, she is summoned home by her brother to help make decisions in urgent family and personal matters-including hanging on to a rent-controlled apartment even as the siblings place their reluctant mother in an assisted-living facility. Returning to Israel also means facing a former husband who left her when she refused him children, but whose passion for her remains even though he is remarried and the father of two.
For her imposed three-month residence in Jerusalem, her brother finds her work playing roles as an extra in movies, television, and opera. These new identities undermine the firm boundaries of behavior heretofore protected by the music she plays, and Noga, always an extra in someone else's story, takes charge of the plot.
The Extra is Yehoshua at his liveliest storytelling best-a bravura performance.
A. B. YEHOSHUA is the author of numerous novels, including Mr. Mani and A Woman in Jerusalem . He has received the Israel Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Prix Médicis Étranger, among many other awards and prizes. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Title:The ExtraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:June 20, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544944429

ISBN - 13:9780544944428

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