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Until I Was Born

The novel Until I was Born is written in the form of a family biography. It relates the stories of two Jewish families, one from Turkey and one from Poland, stories that intertwine and blend together. The narrator is Itamar Levy—an offspring of these commingled clans—a representation of the writer himself. As in some of his previous novels, Levy deals with the vicissitudes of Jewish and Israeli fate. In a style reminiscent of the finest storytellers, he blends historical facts, imaginary convolutions and family myths, to create a wondrous alternative tale that is full of both drama and humor.

Title Until I Was Born
Writer's Last Name Levy
Writer's First Name Itamar
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan
No. Pages 192pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ad She-Noladety
  • “A graceful novel that maintains a playful spirit. The novel hosts unexpected guests. ”

  • “The book is a love song: it demonstrates great love for the written word; great love for the family; a great ability and gift for telling a story.”