A Late Divorce by A. B. Yehoshua

By A. B. Yehoshua

“Anyone who has had event of the sorrowful and refined ways that human beings torment each other below license of relations ties will have fun with the benefits of A.B. Yehoshua’s A overdue Divorce.” —London evaluate of Books

a strong tale a couple of family—and a rustic —in crisis.

the daddy of 3 grown teenagers comes again to Israel to break up from his spouse of decades; one other lady, newly pregnant, awaits him in the United States. Narrated in flip through each one relations member—husband and spouse, sons and daughter, younger grandson—the drama builds to a crescendo on the conventional kin accumulating on Passover Eve.

“Each personality here's brilliantly discovered . . . Thank goodness for a novel that's bold and humane and that's approximately issues that truly matter”—New Statesman

"A grasp storyteller whose stories show the internal lifetime of an important, conflicted nation.” — Wall road Journal

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We bought a car together—I don’t drive, but it was something that was ours. We renovated one of the rooms in his house into a library, making his home feel like something we shared. We played videogames, went snowshoeing, and took a trip to Quebec City for my thirtieth birthday. His goofy love of squirrels and chasing frogs at streams and his wonderful dimples (which he hates) all seemed to blur together into months that passed like days. His parents live down the street from us, and going over for dinner on holidays and birthdays has become something to which I look forward.

I imagined. I had no athletic skill to speak of. I was as complete a riddle to him as I never saw my 29 he was to me, and it was obvious that neither of us was going to figure the other out. Our only common ground was books, and most of the time it was enough to give us something to talk about when we had no choice but to interact. My mother and I were closer, but even then, she was content to let me be. “He’s great. He takes care of himself” is how she’d describe me to other mothers. ” I knew that most of the people in my life would not react well were they to find out I was gay.

I already read young adult novels, so I’ll have lots of books to give him when he gets to that age. Or maybe he won’t like books and theatre and instead he’ll like cars and sports, and we will have to find people to do that sort of stuff with him. But we can do that. There are people with all kinds of interests in our social networks, and we are not afraid to ask for help. The fact is that the future is unknowable—always has been, always will be. But it’s also manageable. I know that The Girlfriend is very capable of raising The Baby.

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