Don't Call It Night

Don't Call It Night

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Set in Tel-Kedar, a small Israeli settlement in the Negev Desert, during the summer of 1989, Don't Call It Night tells of Theo, a sixty-year-old civil engineer, and No'a, a school teacher fifteen years his junior. They are lovers whose longtime relationship is slowly disintegrating: his passivity irritates her; her energy threatens him. When Emanuel Orvietto, a pupil of No'a's, dies under suspicious circumstances - drug overdose or suicide? - the whole town is thrown into turmoil. His father, Avraham, a mysterious character who may be an international arms dealer, arrives from Africa for the funeral and to establish a drug rehab center in town. Though his promised financial support never arrives, he is able to cast a hypnotic spell over the community. After Orvietto chooses No'a to run the center, the conflict between her and Theo deepens - as does their love for each other.Brilliant for its depiction of the eccentric denizens of the closely knit, well-nigh incestuous town, Don't Call It Night is a compelling novel of ambition, compassion, and the vicissitudes of love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 199 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • United States
  • English
  • 0151001529
  • 9780151001521

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