Be My Knife

Be My Knife

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'We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it - the truth I want to be able to say to myself, "I bled truth with her," yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you.' An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them - and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions: of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair - a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose guarded letters reveal a life of duplicity - and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, "Be My Knife" explores the nature and the limits of intimacy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 236 x 34mm | 662.24g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Hebrew
  • 0747549524
  • 9780747549529

About David Grossman

David Grossman is the author of five novels as well as two groundbreaking works of journalism, THE YELLOW WIND and SLEEPING ON A WIRE; several children's books; and a play. His most recent novel was THE ZIGZAG KID. He lives in Jerusalem.
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1,929 ratings
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4 31% (606)
3 22% (430)
2 11% (208)
1 7% (130)
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