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Butterfly in Shed

Elisha Friedrich, a successful Israeli writer, discovers that a manuscript he has been working on has been published under someone else’s name. Stunned and livid, he set out to find the literary thief. On the way he encounters writers’ envy and deceit, love and passion, treachery and vengeance, and he meets up with quite a few of the much-loved heroes of books by Shulamit Lapid herself, such as the reclusive barman Babu and the small-town journalist Lizzy Badihi, investigator of unsolved murder cases. Taking an ironic and trenchant view of the literary scene and its critics, Lapid has woven a detective story, a roman à clef, a story about the writing of a novel, but mainly a book that is hard to put down.

Title Butterfly in Shed
Writer's Last Name Lapid
Writer's First Name Shulamit
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Yedioth Ahronoth
No. Pages 208pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Parpar Ba-Machsan