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Savyon Liebrecht: A Man, a Woman, and a Man

(Fiction, 256 pp. Hebrew, 1998; English translation, 2001)

This novel by one of Israel’s most celebrated writers reveals the complex underpinnings of an adulterous romance. Hamutal and Saul’s liaison blossoms unexpectedly in the Tel Aviv nursing home where they come to visit their ailing parents, offering them emotional shelter as they struggle with their relationships with their families.