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“Best-selling Israeli author Horn's second novel chronicles the life of Rosa, called by some "the most beautiful woman in Jerusalem" despite her large size. Born in the 1940s during the War for Independence, Rosa disappears in the 1990s, after the death of her youngest child, Angel. Her complex life story includes marriages to her uncle Joseph, owner of a cinema; to grade-school sweetheart Shraga, a dancer; and to Shmuel, an artist. Colour, shape, design, superstition, and fantasy all play an important part in her life, as do her seven children; her mother, Angela (whose opinion comes freely, even from beyond the grave); and her childhood women friends. Realism and fantasy mix nicely in this sometimes surreal tale, with absorbing results, especially because it follows Rosa and her family over 50 years. Horn's magnificent eye for detail makes Rosa a sympathetic, yet often bizarre heroine. You don't always like her but you are always fascinated by her. Recommended.”
- Library Journal (US)
Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.
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