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See Under: LOVE

A Novel

David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

Picador

In this powerful novel by one of Israel’s most prominent writers, Momik, the only child of Holocaust survivors, grows up in the shadow of his parents’ history. Determined to exorcise the Nazi “beast” from their shattered lives and prepare for a second holocaust he knows is coming, Momik increasingly shields himself from all feeling and attachment. But through the stories his great-uncle tells him—the same stories he told the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp—Momik, too, becomes “infected with humanity.” Grossman’s masterly fusing of vision, thought, and emotion make See Under: Love a luminously imaginative and profoundly affecting work.

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MOMIKIT WAS LIKE THIS, a few months after Grandma Henny was buried in her grave, Momik got a new grandfather. This grandfather arrived in the Hebrew month of Shebat in the year 5317 of the Creation, which is 1959 by the other calendar, not through the special radio program Greetings from New Immigrants which Momik had to listen to every day at lunch between 1:20 and 1:30, keeping his ears open in case they called out one of the names on the list Papa wrote down for him on a piece of paper; no, Grandfather arrived in a blue Mogen David ambulance that pulled up in front of Bella
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"In a few nearly mythic books, such as Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, Günter Grass's The Tin Drum, Gabriel García Máquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, large visions of history get hold in innovative ways. See Under: LOVE may be a worthy successor to this small but awesome canon."—Edmund White, The New York Times Book Review

"A world-class work of fiction, one of the most profound, compelling, and ingenious novels that I have read in years."—Tom LeClair, USA Today

"A dazzling work of imagination."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

  • David Grossman is the author two books of journalism, several children's book, a play. and six novels, including his most recent, Be My Knife. He lives in Jerusalem.
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See Under: LOVE

A Novel

David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

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