Waking Lions
2018 Longlist

Waking Lions

Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Dr Eitan Green is a good man. He saves lives. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in his SUV after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene.

It is a decision that changes everything.

Because the dead man’s wife knows what happened. And her price is not money. It is something else entirely.

A gripping, suspenseful and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire. It looks at the darkness inside all of us to ask: what would we do? What are any of us capable of?

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Ayelet
Gundar-Goshen

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982 and holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel Aviv University. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. Her debut novel One Night, Markovitch won the Sapir Prize for best debut and is being translated into five languages.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982 and holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel Aviv University. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. Her debut novel One Night, Markovitch won the Sapir Prize for best debut and is being translated into five languages.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Sondra
Silverston

Sondra Silverston is a native New Yorker who has lived in Israel since 1970. She has translated works by Amos Oz, Etgar Keret and Eshkol Nevo. Her translation of Amos Oz’s Between Friends won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award for fiction.

Sondra Silverston is a native New Yorker who has lived in Israel since 1970. She has translated works by Amos Oz, Etgar Keret and Eshkol Nevo. Her translation of Amos Oz’s Between Friends won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award for fiction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
28/02/2017
Country
Israel
Original Language
Hebrew
Publisher
Pushkin Press
Translator
Sondra Silverston
Translation
Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston

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