“The story strikes numerous sparks in Israeli history, and one of the pleasures of the book is where he locates the precise settings of the biblical narrative in Israel and Palestine.” Independent
“What he does is to deal with an old, neglected text in a way that rekindles interest in and fascination for it.” Spectator
“His tone is both informal and didactic, the result both enriching and entertaining.” TLS
In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today’s suicide bombers.
Translated by Stuart Schoffman.