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Yael sent four sons to war. Three returned.
It is her oldest son, Shimon, who haunts them all. A gifted man and military hero, he died horribly in combat.
Nadav, wounded and maimed, struggles to comprehend his own survival.
Rafi, a rebellious gay man in a loveless marriage, wants desperately to flee to America but cannot bring himself to leave.
Michael, a young paratrooper, fights to live up to the legend of Shimon, but does not understand his own hatred and rage.
Mostly absent, and moving through their lives as if in a dream, is their politically powerful father Gabriel, the General.
The memory of Shimon also torments Miriam, his lover—a woman the remaining brothers are obsessed with. Miriam, too, has secrets of her own.
All of these devastated people are forced to live in a state of perilous balance between war and peace, violence and tenderness. And they strive, against all odds, to reclaim the ability to love.
Shimoni’s Lover tells the story of the Kol family of Kibbutz Mayan Ha-Emek, Israel, in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.
Raina Scott, a world-famous adventuress, has disappeared into the jungle interior of the island nation of Bellagua -- a nation that has erupted in civil strife and whose lush jungles are being systematically defoliated by a deadly white chemical called Snow. Now Raina has become the eye of a storm of international intrigue, as she is pursued by her husband, her lover and by the manufacturers of Snow. But deep inside the jungle, the powers of a violated Eden have gathered around Raina as she prepares for one last, fantastic assault against the death of a land.
Nominated for the PEN/Hemingway award, Water Dancer is now available for the first time in ebook format.
Water Dancer tells the story of Dorey Thomas, a marathon swimmer training to cross the cold, brutal waters of the San Antonio Strait. It is a feat no other athlete has ever achieved. This swim will be her return to life after suffering a nervous breakdown. Her trainer, Sarge Olssen, faces an old enemy; for the San Antonio Strait took the life of his only son. Since then he and his wife, Ilana, have lived in isolation, torn from the world and from each other. Dorey’s year of training brings the passions of these three to the surface, becoming not only a test of physical endurance for Dorey but a test of the spirit for them all: a road to healing and redemption, and a rebirth of the ability to love. Swirling at the core of this mythical journey is water itself, the mysterious element of sustenance, destruction, transformation.