By David Bezmozgis
A disgraced Israeli flesh presser comes nose to nose with the fellow who denounced him to the KGB and despatched him to the Gulag
These incandescent pages supply us one momentous day within the lifetime of Baruch Kotler, a disgraced Israeli baby-kisser. whilst he refuses to backtrack from a opposite yet principled stand concerning the West financial institution settlements, his political competitors disclose his affair with a mistress a long time his junior. He and the fierce younger Leora flee the scandal for Yalta, the place he comes head to head with the previous good friend who denounced him to the KGB virtually 40 years earlier.
In a trifling twenty-four hours, Kotler needs to face the final word reckoning, either with those that have betrayed him and with these whom he has betrayed, together with a teenage daughter, a son dealing with his personal moral dilemmas within the Israeli military, and the spouse who stood via his facet via so much.
In prose that's stylish, sly, specified and devastating, David Bezmozgis has rendered a narrative for the a long time, an inquest into the character of destiny and end result, love and forgiveness.