Closing the Sea by Yehudit Katzir

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A collection of short stories by the author of The Closing Sea features the story of two cousins discovering sex and love as they plan the murder of their uncle, a young waitress swept off her feet by an aging film director, and others.
 

About Yehudit Katzir

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Best-selling Israeli author Judith Katzir studied General Literature and Cinema at Tel Aviv University, where she now teaches Creative Writing. She is the author of Matisse Has the Sun in His Belly, which received the Book Publishers Association's Platinum and Gold Book Prizes, the Prime Minister's Prize, and the French WIZO Prize.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Harcourt. 147 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In ``Schlaffstunde,'' a woman attending a family funeral sees a cousin, with whom in their childhood games she discovered sex and love one long-ago summer ``when the world was all gold and everything was possible and everything was about to happen.'' Their solemn but improvised ``play'' marriage ...

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The four stories in this debut collection by a young Israeli writer conjure a surreal Israel suffering from a moral malaise, a land where the chasms between young and old, Jews and Arabs, parents and

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The four stories in this debut collection by a young Israeli writer conjure a surreal Israel suffering from a moral malaise, a land where the chasms between young and old, Jews and Arabs, parents and siblings grow wider every day.

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