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Limassol

Yishai Sarid
A secret service interrogator who is dedicated to his work—thwarting suicide bombings—but is suffering from burnout, is given an unusual mission. He is to study creative writing with a Tel Aviv author who is active in the Peace movement, and through her, to reach a poet friend of hers, who is terminally ill in Gaza and whose son is a suspect. He becomes involved in the writer’s life, arranges for the poet to be treated in Israel, and also has to save Dafna—the writer’s—son who has become a drug addict and mixes in dangerous circles.
During the course of his mission in Limassol, he will finally have to choose between his professional loyalties and the new human bonds he has formed. And from within his nervously exhausting routine of secrecy and violence, he will get an opportunity to rediscover his inner self.
In Limassol, Sarid has written a well-paced and gripping literary thriller, which is also a journey to the shadowy side of the conflicted Israeli mind.


French Grand Prix Policière for Best Foreign Crime Novel, 2011 
Shortlisted for the prestigious Impac Award, 2012
Italian Maria Giorgetti International Award, 2013

Sarid gives us a subtle description of a society, and a hero, steeped in doubt and stifled by violence. Brilliant. 
Le Monde

Sarid has written an amazing geopolitical thriller with a very human face… It is much more unusual than might appear at first glance.
L’Express

Sarid has written a terse and deeply authentic novel… A real novelty in the literary landscape. 
La Stampa

Yishai Sarid – a new voice in the desert. 
Rolling Stone


Sarid Limassol
Title Limassol
Author’s Last Name Sarid
Author's First Name Yishai
Language(s) English, German, French, Italian, Catalan (Spain), Chinese, Czech, Danish, Polish, Spanish, Turkish
Genre suspense
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 187 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Limassol
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

German: Zurich, Kein & Aber, 2010; pback: Munich, Piper, 2011
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010; pback: 2011; Arles, Babel/ Montréal, Québec, Leméac, 2013 
English: New York, Europa, 2010; London, Europa UK, forthcoming 
Danish: Copenhagen, Ferdinand, 2010
Chinese: Hunan, Hunan People's Pub., 2011
Italian: Rome, e/o, 2012
Catalan: Barcelona, ClubEditor, 2012
Turkish: Istanbul, Kottom Kitap, 2012
Spanish: Mexico, Mondadori, 2013
Polish: Warsaw, Filo, 2015
Czech: Prague, Práh, 2016

 
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