The Smile of the Lamb

A Novel

David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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In a chorus of voices The Smile of the Lamb tells the story of Uri, an idealistic young Israeli soldier serving in an army unit in the small Palestinian village of Andal, in the occupied territories, and his relationship with Khilmi, a nearly blind old Palestinian storyteller. Gradually as the violent reality of the occupation that infects both the occupier and the occupied alike merges with the old man’s stories, Uri, captivated by Khilmi’s wisdom, tries to solve the riddles and deceits that make up his life.

Originally published in Hebrew in 1983, The Smile of the Lamb is a novel of disillusionment and a piercing examination of injustice and dishonesty.

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The Smile of the Lamb
1No, no, believe me, Khilmi, I made them up, all of them. Shosh, the woman I loved, the woman I left three days ago, and Katzman in Italy, and that boy who died of love, whose name I never knew. And even you, Khilmi. You'll be better off as a figment of my imagination, you'll see. With me you can be sure everything is what it seems. No surprises. I'm not telling you to join this dangerous life I lead, where nothing is what it seems, but as a story, Khilmi, as kan-ya-ma-kan?Let's start now before I get to your village with the news I dread bringing you.

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The Smile of the Lamb
A Novel
David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2003
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ISBN: 9781466803732
ISBN10: 1466803738
336 pages
$9.99

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Picador
August 2003
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ISBN: 9780312420963
ISBN10: 031242096X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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