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The Sound of Many Tiny Feet Angrily Stomping the Face of the Earth

Adam Coman
A young drifter from Tel Aviv goes traveling to Cracow, Berlin, Paris and other European cities—with his dog. But his wanderings don’t help him cope with how to live in a meaningless, disappointing world, and even less how to succeed with girls. Lonely, drunk and confused, he nonetheless tries to write a book about a friend who just got back from New York and is living off his parents. But this fails, just like his previous attempts to write about a promising, interesting young man. The second part of the novel focuses on a disgruntled article in which the narrator—a fictional Adam Coman—attacks Berlin as imagined by young ‘Tel Avivis’ who dream of fame and success. Coman mocks this apparently utopian city, and arouses a series of gut reactions, including an angry piece called “Critique of Pure Hatred” by a local critic. And this is only one stop in a grotesque story filled with confrontations and scandals, including Coman’s pathetic attempts to have sex with the opinionated Dafna. To her, he is “a miserable worm” and she rejects him with contempt. A trenchant, young novel by a new and intriguing voice.


A laid-back book, and at times cry-making funny … Haven’t laughed so much at a book in ages.

Author Yishai Sarid, Mako

Exceedingly cool – like Woody Allen and David Foster Wallace. Coman writes with overwhelming charisma; he has a flair for comic timing, and a mischievous creative wildness.

One of the very few books that are the voice of their generation.
Yedioth Ahronoth

A wild, sweeping, tempestuous work.
Israel Hayom

Has a lot of charm, is amusing and clever [but also] mature and self-confident.
Time Out

Title The Sound of Many Tiny Feet Angrily Stomping the Face of the Earth
Author’s Last Name Coman
Author's First Name Adam
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2013
No. Pages 310 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Kolot Shel Asrot Raglayim Zeʹirot Tzoʹadot Be-Chaʹas Al Admat Kadur Haʹaretz
Representation Represented by ITHL
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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ITHL director on Grossman's win
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Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
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Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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