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Local Paper

Shulamit Lapid
Lizzy Badihi is an industrious freelance journalist working for a local paper in Beersheba who will take on any assignment at any time. Single and unattractive, she puts on her plastic earrings and sets out to tackle the world. At a party, Lizzy becomes embroiled in a murder and despite her lack of police training, succeeds in unravelling the crime. While Lizzy trots from one press conference to another the social picture unfolds, warts and all. Amid the general squalor, Lizzy alone stands out as a sympathetic creature who, for all her humble background and common appearance, possesses natural integrity.

Nothing is stereotypical in this novel...no inspectors in raincoats, no policemen stalking in cars, only a 30-year-old journalist with huge flat feet, big breasts and a virgin to boot.
Cosmopolitan 

This is not a book about politics...it is simply a good detective story
Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Lapid has written an extremely witty detective story
Die Welt

An unusual detective story,
Gioia


Local Paper
Title Local Paper
Author’s Last Name Lapid
Author's First Name Shulamit
Language(s) German, French, Italian, Chinese, Polish, Turkish
Genre suspense
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1989
No. Pages 186 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Mekomon
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

German: Frankfurt, Alibaba, 1995; pback: Munich, btb, 1996; Goldman/ Bertelsmann, 2000
French: Paris, Fayard, 1995
Italian: Milan, La Tartaruga/Nero, 1996; Milan, Astoria, forthcoming 
Turkish: Istanbul, Dogan, 1999
Polish: Montricher, Noir sur Blanc, 2001 
Chinese: Beijing, Qunzhong, 2008
 
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