“Anyone who has had experience of the sad and subtle ways in which human beings torment one another under license of family ties will appreciate the merits of A.B. Yehoshua’s A Late Divorce.” —London Review of Books
A powerful story about a family—and a country —in crisis.
The father of three grown children comes back to Israel to get a divorce from his wife of many years; another woman, newly pregnant, awaits him in America. Narrated in turn by each family member—husband and wife, sons and daughter, young grandson—the drama builds to a crescendo at the traditional family gathering on Passover Eve.
“Each character here is brilliantly realized . . . Thank goodness for a novel that is ambitious and humane and that is about things that really matter”—New Statesman
"A master storyteller whose tales reveal the inner life of a vital, conflicted nation.” — Wall Street Journal