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The Zig Zag Kid

The Zig Zag Kid

A Novel

David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


David Grossman's classic novels See Under: Love and The Book of Intimate Grammar, earned him international acclaim as an author of childhood. The Zig Zag Kid is written in a more optimistic vein, and recounts thirteen-year-old Nonny Feuerberg's picturesque journey into adulthood. As Nonny's Bar Mitzvah year trip turns into an amazing adventure, he not only finds himself befriending a notorious criminal, and a great actress, but confronts the great mystery of his own identity.

With wit and humor, The Zig Zag Kid is a novel that explores the most fundamental questions of good and evil and speaks directly to both adults and teenagers.

The ZigZag Kid

The whistle blew and the train pulled out of the station. There was a boy at one of the compartment windows watching a man and a woman wave to him from the platform. The man waved one hand in a shy...

Praise for The Zig Zag Kid

“This is a fantasy that delights, surprises, and reveals.” —Barbara Fisher, The Boston Sunday Globe

“Lighthearted and funny, a book of enormous charm.” —Richard Bernstein, The New York Times


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David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

David Grossman has received several international awards for his writing, including the Premio Grinzane and the Premio Mondelo for The Zigzag Kid. He is the author of several novels and children's books, and a play. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.

David Grossman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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