A darkly comic novel about suicide bombers in Jerusalem. That Gavron can pull this off without being flip or cynical makes this novel one of the year's best. Eitan Enoch, a young businessman becomes a celebrity after repeatedly missing death at the hands of Palestinian suicide bombers. Fahmi, a young Palestinian bomb maker, tells the other half of the story (while lying in a hospital in a coma). How he comes to be a bomb maker, and the enduring spiral of violence ties their story, and this book together.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square)