The Heart Is Katmandu tells a tale of new love—of paradise gained.Set in today's Haifa and presented in 237 dream-like small chapters, it is a book in which shyness and stumbling tenderness emerge triumphant. Poet Peter Cole has made a beautiful translation, capturing Hoffmann's intense and unfathomably original style. A starred Kirkus Review acclaimed the novel "Beautiful, humane, priceless."
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Hoffman’s narrative derives much of its humor from his surrealist juxtapositions: Batya’s “toes refute the theory of relativity,” Yehoahim’s closet has a name and personality, winter flights are cheap because one can “grab hold of the wing of the plane, as in a picture by Chagall.” Underlying all...| Read Full Review of The Heart is Katmandu