Some Day

Shemi Zarhin (Author) Yardenne Greenspan (Translator)

Product Details

$21.95  $20.19
New Vessel Press
Publish Date
October 15, 2013
5.2 X 1.2 X 8.0 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Shemi Zarhin: Shemi Zarhin is a novelist, film director and screenwriter who has created some of the most critically-acclaimed and award-winning films in contemporary Israeli cinema. Some Day is his first novel and was a best-seller in Israel.

Yardenne Greenspan: Yardenne Greenspan is a fiction writer and translator and holds an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University. A recipient of the American Literary Translators Association Fellowship, her translation projects include works by Israeli authors Rana Werbin and Yaakov Shabtai.


Words without Borders Best Books and World Literature Today Best Books.

"Ardent, salty, whimsical, steamy, absurd . . . A wallop to the reader."

"Since I was little, I have thrilled at reading food-related passages in novels. But the food scenes in Some Day by Israeli novelist Shemi Zarhin are on another level. In one passage, Zarhin describes a dish so vividly I felt compelled to re-create it in my own kitchen ... My mouth watered."
--Leah Koenig in Modern Jewish Cooking

"Extremely moving."
--Miami Sun Sentinel

"Zarhin has added his name to the luminaries of Israeli literature."
--The Arts Fuse

"This thrilling, fresh, and surprising novel ought to draw the eyes of the literati back to Israel."
--ForeWord Reviews

"Masterful . . . haunting . . . sublime . . . Zarhin's characters are so real they fairly jump off the page."
--The Jerusalem Post

A surreal story of twisted fates, with food in Israel saturating every page. Compelling and haunting, there is an addictive bitterness to Shemi Zarhin's writing."
--Joan Nathan, author of The Foods of Israel Today and Jewish Cooking in America

A fantastical-realist universe in which ... cuisine, which greases the wheels of the plot and connects people, is just as key a protagonist as the other characters in the book."

"Beautiful ... reading the book feels like going back in time."
--Yael Stone, actor in Orange is the New Black