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Anansi Fall 2012

The Falafel King Is Dead
By (author): Sara Shilo
Sara Shilo


Granta Books - London



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Sep 07, 2012
$15.99 CAD


198 x 129 x 16 mm | 0.4 lb

Page Count:

240 pages
Granta Publications
Granta Books
FICTION / General
  • Short Description
A heartbreaking, prize-winning novel set in a small Israeli town near the border with Lebanon that depicts with raw power the trauma of living in constant fear of attack.
The town has lost its famed falafel king, but the Dadon family have also lost a father and husband. Living with the daily threat of Katyusha missiles from neighbouring Lebanon, and struggling to survive amid the rubble of their lives, Simona and her three children each find their own way of coping with their grief, their fear and their hopes. Raw, lyrical, shocking and moving, Sara Shilo's powerful debut novel recounts the life of an ordinary Israeli family over the course of a single, extraordinary day in prose that we have never before encountered in contemporary Hebrew literature.

Sara Shilo was born and raised in Jerusalem, in the German Colony area, and currently lives in a small town in northern Israel, Kfar Vradim, with her family. She worked in children's education running a puppet theatre and only began writing for adults at age 40.

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