A seemingly normative family comes together at a time of crisis, and their story, spanning more than a decade, unfolds through the voices of three of the family members. The father is a veteran beekeeper; the mother a school principal, and their daughter is a flight attendant eager to see the world. The son /brother, however, has become a criminal. How will his family react on the day he tries to escape the law?
In language that alternates between being gentle and refined on the one hand and coarse and rough on the other, their stories are interwoven to become one, putting family loyalty to the test.
Eran Bar-Gil presents a complex dilemma through the family’s story, one that becomes increasingly intense as the novel progresses, skillfully combining a psychological and an action novel, in the finest prose.
Of Death and Honey was awarded the ACUM Prize in the category of works submitted anonymously.
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In his fine new book, Eran Bar-Gil draws an excellent portrait of a mother… in three very well-written voices, with skill and craftsmanship.