Miron C. Izakson
Aliza, the owner of a bag store in Tel Aviv has felt her biological clock ticking
away for years. By now, she despairs of finding a partner in the singles`
world of Tel Aviv, and decides to get pregnant on her own. She goes through with
her plan, but then the unthinkable happens: she meets Rami, a geeky history
lecturer who teaches at a minor college, and falls in love with him.
In the meantime, Rami, whose wife has just left him, becomes entangled
in a legal dispute. Allowing his kindness get him into trouble, he agrees to act
as arbitrator between an acquaintance of his ex-wife`s and a law firm that is
demanding payment. Rami`s excessive kindness leads him to embezzle money
and gets him into trouble with the law.
The complex relationship that develops between Aliza and Rami is
supplemented by the bond Rami establishes with Aliza`s elderly parents, who
live in a home and see in him their last chance to marry off their single daughter.
A wonderful novel of life in Tel Aviv today.
Izakson`s novel is light, saucy and a little gossipy, just what
people like. The leading character is
well-rounded and portrayed with humor... A triumph.
There is in this novel a humane grace reminiscent of Hanoch Levin.
This book should be called 'From the Depths'. There is something pure in its attitude to people, towards objects, feelings and words.
English translation available (for publishers only)