More Than I Love My Life
Out of stock
*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE*
An epic, deeply moving novel about the power of love and loving with courage – from the Man Booker International Prize-winning author of A Horse Walks into a Bar.
On a kibbutz in Israel in 2008, Gili is celebrating the ninetieth birthday of her grandmother Vera, the adored matriarch of a sprawling and tight-knit family. But festivities are interrupted by the arrival of Nina: the iron-willed daughter who rejected Vera’s care; and the absent mother who abandoned Gili when she was still a baby.
Nina’s return to the family after years of silence precipitates an epic journey from Israel to the desolate island of Goli Otok, formerly part of Yugoslavia. It was here, five decades earlier, that Vera was held and tortured as a political prisoner. And it is here that the three women will finally come to terms with the terrible moral dilemma that Vera faced, and that permanently altered the course of their lives.
‘More Than I Love My Life… is a profound testament to the emotional power of fiction and shows why some critics regard Grossman as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature.’ Financial Times
‘Immaculately translated by Jessica Cohen, this is another extraordinary novel from Grossman, a book as beautiful and sad as anything you’ll read this year.’ Observer
Unforgettable . . . This adds another remarkable achievement to Grossman's long list. * Publisher's Weekly *Starred Review* * Nobody can see the political in the personal like David Grossman. He is an interpreter of hearts and an investigator of social forces. Every book he writes is a revelation. -- Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Book experts at your service
What are you looking for?