Jerusalem Beach: Stories

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Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Astra House
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781662600432

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About the Author

Iddo Gefen was born in 1992 in Israel and currently resides in Tel Aviv. He works in neurocognitive research at the The Immersive Media & Cognition Group in Sagol Brain Institute, Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University, exploring how storytelling can improve our understanding of the human mind. Iddo leads an innovative study to diagnose aspects of Parkinson's disease using storytelling and augmented reality. Jerusalem Beach is his debut collection, and recipient of the Israeli Minister of Culture Award (2017); Iddo won the National Library of Israel "Pardes" Scholarship for young writers (2019). His debut novel, Mrs. Lilienblum's Cloud Factory, will be published by Astra House in 2022.

Reviews

Sad and funny and full of wisdom and truth.
-- Amos Oz, author of A Tale of Love and Darkness

The stories in Iddo Gefen's Jerusalem Beach are a series of original and, many times truly inspiring, attempts to seek and find humanity and tenderness at the least predictable places.
-- Etgar Keret, author of Fly Already

"Jerusalem Beach accomplishes the impossible--at once playful and wrenching, surprising and organic, these stories are instant classics, if classics could somehow come from the future. Gefen's is a once-in-a-generation voice."
-- Shelly Oria, author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

"Iddo Gefen is the voice of his generation. But he's also a voice that's somewhat wiser than his generation; one that observes from the sidelines, or rather, from the perspective of an eighty-year-old grandfather...[Jerusalem Beach] is a fresh, imaginative and bold debut."
-- Eshkol Nevo, author of Three Floors Up

"Ironic, stirring, funny and exhilarating, Jerusalem Beach is a brilliant debut, and Gefen may be the best Israeli short story writer since Etgar Keret."

-- Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions
"Jerusalem Beach signals the confidence and the probing talent of a mature writer, confident in his craft, who knows how to control a complicated storyline with an unexpected, enjoyable twist, while creating distinct characters that speak in many unique voices."
-- Arianne Melamed, Haaretz

Gefen...flirts with the border between fact and fiction, that will likely be the future in a few years' time...showcasing these subjects in a new and creative light, full of compassion and humanity.
-- Time Out Tel Aviv

"Iddo Gefen is a brilliant writer, with his own language, fast and fluent...The irony that exists throughout the book and the humor seen from the surprising plot transitions do not obscure the seriousness of the questions about the 'human condition.'"
-- Professor Ariel Hirschfeld, head juror of the National Library Scholarship
The stories in Iddo Gefen's Jerusalem Beach are a series of original and, many times truly inspiring, attempts to seek and find humanity and tenderness at the least predictable places.
-- Etgar Keret, author of Fly Already

"Jerusalem Beach accomplishes the impossible--at once playful and wrenching, surprising and organic, these stories are instant classics, if classics could somehow come from the future. Gefen's is a once-in-a-generation voice."
-- Shelly Oria, author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

"Ironic, stirring, funny and exhilarating, Jerusalem Beach is a brilliant debut, and Gefen may be the best Israeli short story writer since Etgar Keret."
-- Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions

Sad and funny and full of wisdom and truth.
-- Amos Oz, author of A Tale of Love and Darkness

"Jerusalem Beach signals the confidence and the probing talent of a mature writer, confident in his craft, who knows how to control a complicated storyline with an unexpected, enjoyable twist, while creating distinct characters that speak in many unique voices."
-- Arianne Melamed, Haaretz

"Iddo Gefen is the voice of his generation. But he's also a voice that's somewhat wiser than his generation; one that observes from the sidelines, or rather, from the perspective of an eighty-year-old grandfather...[Jerusalem Beach] is a fresh, imaginative and bold debut."
-- Eshkol Nevo, author of Three Floors Up
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