A Man and A Woman and A Man

A Man and A Woman and A Man

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Worn down by caring for her mother, a Holocaust survivor now suffering from Alzheimer's, Hamutal risks her marriage, her relationship with her two daughters, her job as editor of a psychology journal, and her home to embark on a passionate love affair with a stranger, a man she meets in the nursing home taking care of her mother and his dying father.

Norton Pub
A powerful novel about intertwined mourning and passiona critically-acclaimed bestseller from Israel. This is the story of Hamutal, a married woman who has an affair with a stranger she meets in the nursing home where her mother and his father are dying. With two daughters, a husband, a job as editor of a psychology journal, and a home to run, Hamutal has always juggled her duties. But taking care of her mother, a Holocaust survivor now suffering from Alzheimer's disease, adds a nearly insupportable degree of responsibility and a burden of grief. Daily visits bring back her own loveless childhood and her mother's suppressed war experiences. Across the hall, a man in a green jacket tenderly cares for his dying father. Although they have hardly spoken, Hamutal becomes obsessed with him. Only he seems able to transport her from the tragedy of her everyday life. As his father approaches death and as Hamutal's husband and daughters become increasingly distant, an intense love affair begins. With rare insight and sensitivity, Liebrecht captures the lovers' passion, tinged with the desperation of watching their parents' decline. Deeply conscious of how history, psychology, desire, and will make up the whole person, she navigates among the various relationships as she follows the affair to its sudden end. A Man and a Woman and a Man confirms Liebrecht's place as one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Hebrew literature. Its translation into German, Italian, and now into superbly rendered English extends Liebrecht's reputation and readership worldwide.

Blackwell North Amer
Hamutal is married, the mother of two teenaged daughters, and the editor of a respected psychology journal. She has always kept a complicated life under control. But taking care of her mother, a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's disease, adds a nearly insupportable degree of responsibility and a burden of grief. Daily visits trigger memories of her own lonely childhood and disturbing revelations of her mother's wartime experiences. At home, Hamutal's husband and daughters distance themselves, preoccupied with their own lives. And so it begins: in the parking lot of the nursing home, Hamutal exchanges a few words with a man in a green jacket. He has come from Chicago to care for his dying father. Within a few days, she can think of no one else.

Baker
& Taylor

Worn down by caring for her mother, a Holocaust survivor now suffering from Alzheimer's, Hamutal risks her marriage, her relationship with her two daughters, her job as editor of a psychology journal, and her home to embark on a passionate love affair with a stranger.

Publisher: New York : Persea Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780892552665
0892552662
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pomerantz, Marsha

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