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Horses on the Highway

Savyon Liebrecht
Savyon Liebrecht's four collections of stories (see list on Author page) have made her what Haaretz called "a kind of signpost of modern Hebrew prose." Her writing depicts a broad panorama of contemporary Israeli society, and reveals the passionate and intense layer under seemingly ordinary lives. Liebrecht's characters are often plagued by high-fidelity memory, and frequently conduct a running dialog with the past. When a story ends in reality, it lives on in memory. In some ways, love stories never have endings. These stories are touched by the uncanny, strange instances that can neither be explained nor dismissed. In describing these dramatic moments in her characters' lives, Liebrecht exposes their vulnerabilities and failings. Her descriptions probe wounded souls with delicacy and sensitivity.

Though resonant with deep philosophical and social themes, this book teems not with images or ideologies but with rich, exciting, believable stories. Each has....a deftly drawn locale; a cast of real, rounded characters; conflict and climax - though not always resolution. Leibrecht offers engrossing and skilful tales that take you through the lives of real people, to the heart of their emotional and moral being.
The Washington Post

Liebrecht is uniquely adept at defining personal relationships, and in connecting them to more general phenomena. A first-class writer.

Several stories from this collection appear in the English edition of Apples from the Desert.

Liebrecht Horses on the Highway
Title Horses on the Highway
Author’s Last Name Liebrecht
Author's First Name Savyon
Language(s) English, German, Italian, Chinese, Estonian, Polish
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1988
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 1992
No. Pages 180 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Susim Al Kvish Geha
Representation Represented by ITHL



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