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Author Yehoshua, Abraham B.

Title A woman in Jerusalem : a passion in three parts / A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
Published London : Halban, 2011


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Description 198 pages ; 20 cm
Summary A suicide bomb explodes in a Jerusalem market. One of the victims is a migrant worker without any papers, only a salary slip from the bakery where she worked as a night cleaner. As her body lies unclaimed in the morgue, her employers are labelled unfeeling and inhuman by a local journalist. The manager of human resources is given the task of discovering who she was and why she had come to Jerusalem. As the image of this once-beautiful dead woman begins to obsess him, the manager turns this duty into a personal mission - he is no longer just saving his company's reputation by trying to discover her identity and assure her of a dignified funeral. He is now restoring her not only to her family and country but also to common humanity - whilst at the same time conquering the hardness of his own heart
Notes This translation originally published: 2006
Translated from the Hebrew
Subject Migrant labor -- Jerusalem -- Fiction.
Suicide bombings -- Jerusalem -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Author Halkin, Hillel, 1939-
ISBN 1905559240 (paperback)
9781905559244 (paperback)
Other Titles Sheliḥuto shel ha-memuneh al mashʼabe enosh. English