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The Resource A woman in Jerusalem, A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin

A woman in Jerusalem, A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin

Label
A woman in Jerusalem
Title
A woman in Jerusalem
Statement of responsibility
A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
Title variation
Woman of Jerusalem
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery's owner, overwhelmed by guilt, entrusts the task of identifying and burying the victim to a human resources man. This man is at first reluctant to take on the job, but as the facts of the woman's life take shape--she was an engineer from the former Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by an early photograph, beautiful--he yields to feelings of regret, atonement, and even love.--From publisher description
Member of
Summary
Assigned the difficult task of identifying and burying the victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market, a human resources representative reluctantly pieces together the woman's past as a former Soviet engineer and a non-Jewish person on a religious pilgrimage
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144689
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yehoshua, Abraham B
Dewey number
892.4/36
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Halkin, Hillel
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Harvest book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Gentiles
  • Jerusalem
  • Israel
  • Gentiles
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A woman in Jerusalem, A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62326756
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780151012268
Lccn
2005033435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62326756
Label
A woman in Jerusalem, A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62326756
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780151012268
Lccn
2005033435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62326756

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