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More than I love my life /

by Grossman, David, , Iti ha'chayim mesachek harbeh. Published by : Jonathan Cape, (London, UK :) , 2021 Physical details: 281 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781787332935; 9781787332942.
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Originally published in Hebrew as "Iti ha'chayim mesachek harbeh". Israel : Ha'kibbutz Ha'meuchad, 2019.

On a kibbutz in Israel in 2008, Gili, along with the entire community, is celebrating the 90th birthday of her grandmother Vera, the adored matriarch of a sprawling and tight-knit family. Onto the scene enters Nina: the iron-willed daughter who rejected Vera's care; and the absent mother who abandoned Gili when she was still a baby. Nina's return to the family after years of silence precipitates the gripping, heart-wrenching story that unfolds, in which mother, daughter and grandmother are forced to confront the past head-on. Together with Rafael -- father to Gili, lover to Nina and step-son to Vera -- the three women embark on an epic journey to the desolate island of Goli Otok, formerly part of Yugoslavia. It was here, five decades earlier, that Vera was held and tortured as a political prisoner. And it is here that the three women will finally come to terms with the terrible moral dilemma that Vera faced, and that permanently altered the course of their lives.

Translated from the Hebrew.

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