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Back Yard

Uri Tzaig’s first book, Back Yard, is a collection of six stories. In “Tel Aviv, Summer 1993,” Tzaig uses the main character’s intense dialogs with himself to open a window on his inner world: a Jewish man gripped by sexual desire for a Palestinian worker and terrific curiosity about him.

“Kiryat Gat, Summer 1991 – Berlin, Winter 1993” tells of a dusty town in the south of Israel, where a rape is committed in the middle of the day.

Title Back Yard
Writer's Last Name Tzaig
Writer's First Name Uri
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
No. Pages 96pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Hatzer Ahorit
  • “ Tzaig's writing is meant as a critique of ordinary fiction, which is still based on what the postmodernists call - with an implied sneer - romantic individualism.”